Salsa is such a staple in so many homes. It certainly is in our house. It is an incredibly healthy condiment that can be used to spice up so many dishes. Who doesn't like to sit down to some chips and salsa. Honestly.
For more years than I care to admit I have been making homemade salsa. It isn't that it is expensive at the store. One reason is we just prefer the taste of fresh salsa to the jarred salsa. Good fresh salsa can get pricey. The other reason is because we get so much more when we make it at home. If you are like us...we need A LOT.
We like ours with homemade organic tortilla chips. I often make my seasoned tortilla chips or just bake them with nothing but a bit of salt.
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 small red onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped, optional
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 big handful of fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
You want to do a quick chop of your onion, peppers, and garlic to make it easier for the food processor to break them down into small pieces. If you leave them in large pieces your canned tomatoes will be pureed by the time your veggies get small enough.
Toss everything into a food processor or blender and pulse several times until you get it to how you like it. Some like it chunky, others like it super smooth. So pulse to your hearts content.
Some optional ideas to stir in after it is blended:
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup corn
Super simple and so tasty. We store ours in a container in the fridge. It should keep for a week or two but, well... I can't honestly say past a few days because as I said...we have a problem in our house with salsa.
What are your favorite things to eat with salsa?