Saturday, June 22, 2013

Recipe - fresh Homemade Salsa

So my sister makes a mean fresh homemade salsa - although she tends to make it way too spicy for my liking but I decided to give it a go and here is the result:

Looks delish, right?  The recipe is actually very simple and you can add or subtract to it as you wish.  

3-4 large tomatoes, diced - reserve 1 finely chopped tomato for the end
1 can Rotel Tomatoes
1 large onion, cut into chunks
1 small red onion, chopped - reserve for the end 
1+ jalapeño pepper(s) - add more if you like or omit altogether
2-3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
Lemon juice
Ground Cumin

Place the garlic in the food processor and pulse until finely chopped.  Then add the fresh and canned tomatoes (remember to reserve 1 tomato, chopped for the end), onions and jalapeño pepper(s) and pulse.  Finely add the seasons and lemon juice and pulse until combined.  Taste and season to your personal liking.  Finally add in the reserved chopped tomato and chopped red onion to add some "chunkiness" to it - my favorite part of the salsa.

That's it and you will never buy jarred salsa again!!  Again, you can vary the ingredients based on your personal likings. If you like it spicy, add more peppers.  If you can't handle the heat, omit the peppers altogether.  That's the beauty of this recipe, you can adjust the ingredients and amounts to suit your taste buds.  This stuff is super addictive...make sure you have enough tortilla chips on hand.  Try this recipe out for your next gathering and let me know how it turns out.  Enjoy!!