Friday, June 13, 2008

Easy Homemade Salsa

Moralia requested the homemade salsa recipe that I mentioned in my last post. It's not really a recipe, but I'll try to share with you how I make it.

I start with one large can of diced tomatoes. We do have some tomatoes growing in the garden, but they aren't ripe yet. I also include onion, garlic, a jalapeño pepper (fresh from the garden), cilantro (from the store, my cilantro plant isn't big enough yet), and salt.

I don't chop everything up before putting it in the blender. Cutting the pepper and onion in a couple of large chunks works just fine. I dump the tomatoes in first, then add about 1/4 to 1/2 an onion (I didn't use all of the onion you see in the first picture), a whole jalapeño (seeds and all), a small handful of cilantro, and garlic and salt to taste. Today I used minced garlic from a jar, but fresh garlic works well too. Just be careful not to overdo. Fresh garlic is STRONG! Also be careful not to touch the pepper and then touch your face. I've learned that lesson the hard way!

Then blend everything until it's the texture you want. Super easy! I'm pretty sure it will keep in the fridge for several days, but I don't thinks it's ever lasted more than 24 hours at my house. My husband nearly drinks the stuff. :)


Terri said...

Ooo, that does look easy. I've made it before but the recipe I had was much more complicated. I like this one!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm.. thank-you!! This looks delicious! And easy!! Perfect for me! ;)

All things bright & beautiful... said...

The recipe I have is much harder - thanks - I'll give this a go!

Dawn said... hubby and I love salsa! We both drooled as we saw these pictures :-)
We will have to try out your recipe once we move and are settled.

Thanks for sharing it!

Sunday blessings,

Anonymous said...

I made it for my husband as a Fathers Day Cookout/Meal appetizer! It was awesome, so easy, and something I know I will be making a lot!
Thanks for sharing! ( I am Stacy's online friend, Bev:))!

50s Housewife said...

Terri, yes this is very easy. Hope you like it! :)

Moralia, let me know how it turns out for you.

Lynn, it's so simple to make. Hope you enjoy it!

Dawn, salsa is it's own food group around here. :) We love it too!

Bev, hi!! I remember you! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

How yummy!!! We'll have to try this soon!