homemade salsa

{ homemade salsa }

this is our family’s go-to salsa.  i’ve been making it for years.  this recipe comes from my dear friend Liz. 

it’s super simple and it’s super de.lish!  the secret is that it’s made with canned tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes, so you can make it year round.  it’s tastier and fresher than store brought and with no preservatives, it keeps in the fridge for a long time.   i think it’s best in the summer ~ when you have some homegrown tomatoes.

5 fresh tomatoes { or 6-7 Roma tomatoes }
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
6 – 8 jalapeno’s, seeded and chopped { depending on how hot you like it }
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
1 – 28 ounce can tomato sauce
1 – 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
juice of one lemon
2 – 3 garlic cloves, chopped
salt, to taste

…….

Chop fresh tomatoes, onion, cilantro and jalapenos with a food chopper { or you can process in a food processor or blender for just a few seconds }.

Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes and lemon juice.  Stir. Then add garlic and salt to taste. You can also add a little sugar for sweetness!

Enjoy!

 

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2 thoughts on “homemade salsa

  1. YOur pics for the salsa are fabulous! It looks yummy!!! I make one very similar — the only thing I do differently is to add 1 tsp. ground cumin, 1 tsp. ground Mexican oregano, and a pinch of chili powder. Everything else is the same, but I imagine in the summer with great tomatoes — you probably don’t need any extra spices. (I don’t remember where I picked up my recipe — I think I’ve just been playing with it for years.)I’ve not tried it with canned tomatoes in the winter — so that’s next on my to do list!!!! xo

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