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Mad Dog 357 Salsa Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp lime juice

Special equipment needed:
- Blender or food processor

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a blender or food processor, combine the diced tomatoes, red onion, green and red bell peppers, and jalapeño pepper. Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped but still chunky.
2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the chopped cilantro, Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce, salt, black pepper, and lime juice.
3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
4. Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos, burritos, or grilled meats.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: None
Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Serving size:
Makes about 2 cups of salsa, serving size is 2 tbsp.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 10
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 170mg
Total Carbohydrates: 2g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 0g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Use canned diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of plain diced tomatoes for extra heat.
- Substitute serrano peppers for the jalapeño pepper for a spicier salsa.
- Use red wine vinegar instead of lime juice for a tangier flavor.

- Add diced mango or pineapple for a sweet and spicy salsa.
- Stir in some black beans and corn for a heartier salsa.
- Use different types of hot sauce for different flavor profiles.

Tips and tricks:
- Wear gloves when handling hot peppers to avoid getting the oils on your skin.
- Adjust the amount of Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce to your desired level of heat.
- For a smoother salsa, blend the mixture for longer in the blender or food processor.

Storage instructions:
Store the salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Reheating instructions:
This salsa is best served cold and does not need to be reheated.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the salsa in a colorful bowl with tortilla chips arranged around the edges.

Garnish with additional chopped cilantro or a slice of lime.

Serve with margaritas or Mexican beer.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve with guacamole, queso dip, or a side of rice and beans.

Troubleshooting advice:
If the salsa is too spicy, add more diced tomatoes to tone down the heat.

Food safety advice:
Wash your hands and cutting board thoroughly after handling hot peppers.

Food history:
Salsa originated in Mexico and has been a popular condiment in Mexican cuisine for centuries.

Flavor profiles:
This salsa is spicy, tangy, and slightly sweet.

Serving suggestions:
Serve as a dip for tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos, burritos, or grilled meats.

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Taste: Spicy, Tangy, Smoky, Savory, Herbal, Zesty