Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 5 mins

Tomatoes contain lycopene, which is supposed to prevent cancer, especially of the prostate, stomach, and lungs. Add the salsa to avocado and it makes a great guacamole. A friend and I adapted this recipe from recipes #39006, #7947, and #1078.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.
  2. Add tomatoes and scald for 2 minutes.
  3. Drain.
  4. Submerse immediately in a bowl of cold water and ice and let sit for a few minutes.
  5. Remove skins and discard.
  6. Remove stem core and discard.
  7. Cut tomatoes in small chunks and discard seeds and juice.
  8. In a large pot, add all ingredients.
  9. Bring mixture to a boil.
  10. Over medium-high heat, cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  11. Strain off any excess liquid.
  12. If desired, puree half the batch to make a smooth salsa.
  13. If desired, add 8 tablespoons of chunky salsa to a ripe avocado to make guacamole.
Most Helpful

4 5

This is a good way to use up soft tomatoes, but the honey lost it for me. I guess I don't care for sweet salsa. I added corn and black beans to make it more colorful and my husband and our employee ate it up. Next time, I'll skip the honey.

5 5

Just the recipe that I needed - my tomatoes were a bit ripe so I didn't want to have a fresh salsa. I used 3 Jalapenos and cut the recipe in half - used 3 cloves garlic. The cilantro is a must Thanks Netgirl for posting the recipe — Nov 13, 2005