Monday, July 22, 2013

Easy Homemade Salsa


Oh salsa, how I love thee. Let me count the ways- with chips, tacos, burritos, eggs, veggies, salads...  Counting the ways might take a long time...

Fresh salsa is such a luxury. I eat the pre-made kind throughout most of the year, but when tomatoes are finally in season, it's homemade time! Salsa is so easy, and such a good way to use an over-abundance of tomatoes. I had 4 pounds of fresh tomatoes from the hubby's aunt and uncle that I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with. I finally narrowed down the choices to salsa, marinara, and pizza sauce. I didn't have a parmesan cheese rind to make my marinara, and pizza sauce sounded dull. I think I just really wanted homemade salsa.


I had to pick up some freshies at the store- onion, garlic, jalapenos, and cilantro. Surprising because I usually have cilantro in the house. At all times :)

Why is this recipe so easy? Umm, cuz it's made completely in the food processor. Which also means you don't have to have perfect knife cuts to make this. You can get away with barely even chopping your ingredients when using the food processor. Love! The hardest part about using the food processor is cleaning it afterwards, honestly.


The recipe is for 1/4 of what I made. I just had a lot of tomatoes, hence the quadrupling of the recipe. I find homemade salsa usually keeps for 5-7 days in the fridge. You could also can homemade salsa, that was just a whole lot of work that I didn't feel like doing today. Eh, it's one of those Mondays.

Take advantage of tomato season! Make salsa!

Ingredients:

1 lb fresh tomatoes, deseeded and quartered
1/4 onion, roughly chopped
2 tsp jalapeno, roughly chopped
2-3 tsp cilantro, roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, smashed
2 tsp lime juice
1 tsp kosher salt

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
2. Pulse until salsa reaches desired consistency.
3. Store in fridge in airtight container 5-7 days.

Recipe courtesy of Real Simple

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