Photo: Dave Lauridsen

A specialty of Ike Simas's late wife, Irene, this salsa is still served today by the Santa Maria Elks Lodge.

Yield: Makes 5 cups (serving size: 1 tbsp.)
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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 11
  • Calories from fat: 46%
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Fat: 0.6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.2g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 48mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 4 cups chopped peeled tomatoes, fresh or canned
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped canned mild green chiles
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic


  1. Mix ingredients and chill at least 1 hour.
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