Homemade Salsa with Fresh Ingredients
First things first. Salsa addicts unite here. Perfect. Now that we know that we're all in the same gang, this is a great start. It's a true fact that 80% of women admit to being completely content eating chips and salsa for dinner and I am a part of this fun club, too. Welcome to my little part of the internet. A great homemade salsa with fresh ingredients melts my heart and makes the world turn, which is exactly what this recipe is. And, it's so easy, it'll knock your socks off, too!
Behold the best homemade salsa recipe.
Now before I get going, I must tell you that for this recipe I use my blender (I have this one, but I wish I had this one). There's always Christmas, right?!
Fill your blender with tomatoes. This can be tomatoes from your garden, tomatoes from the store, whatever kind of tomatoes you like. In this batch and for this post I used tomatoes from my garden; about 1/3 roma tomatoes, 1/3 juliet hybrid tomatoes and 1/3 better boy tomatoes as it's what I had on hand. I filled my blender to about 3/4 way which took about 18 tomatoes. Just fill the blender with tomatoes, the rest of the ingredients you can mess with. Next, add chopped fresh cilantro, green onions, cumin, fresh garlic, sugar, and a jalapeño. Seriously, that's all you need. Blend/Pulse your concoction and you've got an amazing basic salsa recipe that could seriously rival chilis salsa recipe. This is a recipe that you could can and save to use throughout the year, too so you have fresh salsa year round. Serious goodness.
Ingredients for the best homemade salsa:
- Tomatoes to fill a blender – any kind from the garden or produce area in the grocery will work
1 jalapeño – remove the seeds to make it less spicy
4 green onions cut up into one inch pieces
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
1 handful fresh cilantro leaves cut off the stems
2 T lime juice
- 1/4 to 1/2 yellow onion to taste
- salt to taste
** on a side note, this recipe can be played with (and should be) as tastebuds vary. For example, two jalapeños per batch with seeds is way too hot for my taste and I think I like spice.
You may substitute the fresh tomatoes for a 28 oz. can whole tomatoes – do not drain the juice. After you're finished let sit in the fridge for 24 hours to let sit. You won't be sorry, it's going to be awesome.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you love this recipe and make it your special tradition, too!
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