Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Fresh Homemade Salsa

It's so easy to make salsa at home and you have the freedom of changing up the ingredients to fit your personal tastes!

I don't make homemade salsa very often and every time I do, I wonder why I'm not making it all the time. We love salsa and it definitely does not go to waste. The recipe itself takes very little prep or effort and wah-la! Fresh, homemade salsa. What I think is fantastic with homemade salsa is that you can control the heat and the other flavors you like and don't like. We love lots of garlic and cilantro, but I could totally see someone omitting them if that's not their thing. We usually do a full 3 jalapenos because more spice, please! If you don't like spice, do 1 jalapeno - or even no jalapeno. It's up to you!

What you need:
  • 3 to 4 lb. tomatoes (roma, grape, whatever you'd like)
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 2 to 3 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • Large handful of cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon or lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Roughly chop tomatoes, onion, and jalapenos.
  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender.
  3. Pulse until desired consistency is reached.
Recipe from Kim's Healthy Eats

I always sort of consider salsa to be a dip but I also love to have a cheese-based dip at any sort of get together too, like this White Chicken Chili Dip. I think this Smoky Tomato-Chipotle Salsa from For the Love of Cooking sounds insanely good. My mouth is watering just thinking about salsa having a good smoky flavor to it!

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