This is a recipe I made up because I really wanted some salsa and tortillas; however, I was out of salsa. Tomato and celery along with some other ingredients are sauteed in oil and then simmered in tomato juice. It's a quick fix when you have no salsa. Warm tortilla chips go well with this salsa. Just pop some chips in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes until lightly browned.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, tomato, celery, and onion, and cook about 3 minutes, until heated through. Pour in tomato juice, bring to boil, reduce heat to medium, and continue cooking 5 minutes, or until onions and celery are tender.

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  • Stir flour into the salsa to thicken. Continue cooking to desired consistency. Season with salt, pepper, and hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts

78 calories; protein 0.7g 1% DV; carbohydrates 4g 1% DV; fat 6.9g 11% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 93.1mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2006
I thought this was pretty good but next time I think I will add a little more garlic and use a can of diced tomatoes instead of the tomato juice, leave out the flour and just allow it to 'cook down'. Thank you for sharing! Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2007
This was pretty good. I used a can of diced tomatoes which i threw in the food processor for a few seconds to give it the tomato juice consistency. I omitted the flour since the diced tomatoes were still thick enough to make this a good chunky salsa. I also added a pinch of dill weed. However the next day it began to lose it's flavor so I can imagine it doesn't keep very well in the fridge. Not a bad salsa substitute thanks. Read More
(3)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2006
I thought this was pretty good but next time I think I will add a little more garlic and use a can of diced tomatoes instead of the tomato juice, leave out the flour and just allow it to 'cook down'. Thank you for sharing! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2007
I made this recipe about 4 times in a span on 3 weeks and I love it. I didn't add any flour to it and pureed 2-3 tomatoes in the blender...so very healthy very quick..very very tasty. My DD likes raw celery and I thought this was easier to eat but she still prefers it raw and didn't care a whole lot for salsa..but my neighbour and her 4 year old loved this. Thank you for this quick tasty recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2010
I made this the other night along with a Beef Curry! Very yummy!! I served rice and maize rice with the two dishes. I made it for my sister because she's vegetarian but the rest of the family dug in just as much (I came into the kitchen to find my nephew wiping the pot out with a piece of fresh bread I had baked:-) ) GREAT RECIPE thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2007
This was pretty good. I used a can of diced tomatoes which i threw in the food processor for a few seconds to give it the tomato juice consistency. I omitted the flour since the diced tomatoes were still thick enough to make this a good chunky salsa. I also added a pinch of dill weed. However the next day it began to lose it's flavor so I can imagine it doesn't keep very well in the fridge. Not a bad salsa substitute thanks. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2013
I added an obscene amount of pepper on top of this to bring out the taste a bit. It seemed a little bland without it but the recipe does call for spices to taste so I can't fault it for that! End product was good it just might need some doctoring. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2013
I loved it. Perfect textures. The only caution I have is that I added hot pepper sauce to suit my taste while it was cooking which was perfect but when it cooled and the sauce soaked in more it got a little spicier so I'd add slightly less than you think you actually need. Still yum though. Hubby didn't like it as much--thought it was too sweet. Read More
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