Salsa, Italian Style

Also known as Italian Frying peppers. Cubanelle peppers are large and blocky. They are light green in appearance and they mature red. The thin walls of this pepper make it an excellent choice for frying. This pepper is not hot.

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Ripe Tomatoes- 1 kg or 2.2 lbs
Fresh basil leaves, finely chopped- ½ cup
Sun dried Tomatoes, chopped- 1 cup
1 Cubanelle chile, chopped
Dry oregano-1 tsp
Garlic cloves- 4-5 ( optional)
Lime juice- 2-3 tbsp
Sugar- ½ tsp
Salt- To Taste
Whole black pepper- 7-8
Black pepper- 1 tsp
Olive oil-4 tbsp

Fill a large saucepan with water, bring it to boil.

Hull the stems from tomatoes and drop them into the boiling water. Leave them in boiling water for 30-35 seconds. Scoop them out of water and put into ice water bath.

Once the tomatoes are cool, transfer them onto the cutting board,peel and chop finely.

Take a large saucepan, transfer chopped tomatoes, chopped garlic cloves, chile pepper, chopped basil leaves, sun dried tomatoes, olive oil and the seasonings. Mix well. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Let it completely cool before serving.

Viola! Italian style salsa recipe!

Slightly adapted from a recipe from