I received a bunch of tomatoes in my veggie share from the co-op last week and needed something to do with them. The twins love tomatoes, but no one else in the house generally just eats them so I have to incorporate them into things. I figured I’d give salsa a try, and it turned out great! I hope you enjoy!
Homemade Salsa- Approximately 16 oz
Ingredients- Use organic if possible
- 8-10 tomatoes (I used Roma because that’s what I had)
- 1/4-1/2 of a jalapeno pepper, seeded
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/2 small onion
- salt, to taste
- 1/4-1/2 tsp chili powder (depending on how spicy you like it!)
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- Juice of 1/2 lime (optional, I didn’t have a lime and it turned out fine!)
Start by coring the tomatoes and putting them into the food processor (No need to seed them), along with the jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, and onion. Pulse it until everything comes together. This will be the general consistency of the salsa, so you can make it as chunky as you’d like!
Then transfer it into a large pot, add the spices, and simmer it over medium heat for about 15 minutes. The flavors come together nicely, and it will thicken up a little. I prefer my salsa “restaurant style”, so this method is perfect for us! If you like it a little thicker, you can add tomato paste and it will thicken up.
It will be hot, so you will need to transfer it to the refrigerator for a few hours before eating. Enjoy!
Until our next adventure,