Hey guys! Is it just me, or is it really hard to find good salsa in a jar? I want salsa that tastes fresh and like the kind from a restaurant! After trying out different recipes, I decided to just create my own and put everything into it that I like about salsa. Here it is!
- 3-4 cups of chopped tomatoes (I use 5 Roma tomatoes)
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 2 cloves (1 tsp) garlic
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 cup crushed tomatoes
Start with chopping up your tomatoes. You should have about 3 cups.
Give your cilantro a rough chop- it isn’t really necessary if you’re using a food processor, though!
Add everything into your processor (you can also use a blender).
Add your garlic, lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper. Blend up. You can make it as thick and chunky or as smooth as you like. We like ours somewhere in the middle.
I then like to add about a cup of crushed tomatoes. This gives it a more savory taste, and thickens it up. Fresh tomatoes are good, but this just gives it a little bit something extra. Tastes more like salsa, less like pico de gallo.
There! Now it looks more like salsa!
I like to refigerate mine for a few hours before serving. The flavors really meld together and we like our salsa cold.
This salsa is not spicy-but if you want to add a little bit of heat to yours, chop up a jalepeno (with the seeds) and add that in before blending.