2016 -Code 3 Salsa

byGail Donovan


Gail Donavon and her husband, Bill (aka “Gumby”), usually compete in 10-15 sanctioned ICS events per year. While their hometown friends may say that they are crazy… the Donavon’s say, “Some people like to golf, while some spend their money and free time on hot rod bikes or fancy boats…. The Donovan’s like to travel around the world with suitcases filled with pots, pans, stoves, fire helmets and trucks, having a great time cooking chili for charity and meeting some of the best people in the world that we call Chiliheads!” (Take note that Gail is also the 2013 Salsa Champion!)


8-10 roma tomatoes seeded and chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro - chopped
1 medium onion diced
4 jalapeno peppers seeded and finely diced
1 medium green pepper seeded and chopped
1 medium yellow pepper seeded and chopped
1 medium red pepper seeded and chopped
2 cloves of fresh garlic minced
2 6oz cans of tomato juice
2 Tbsp. lime juice - freshly squeezed
1 tsp white balsamic vinegar
1/2 Tbsp. olive oil (light)
1 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. Tabasco sauce


Mix all ingredients together.

Just before serving, adjust Tabasco and salt to taste.