Homemade Salsa

Yes, you can make delicious homemade salsa before tomato season is in full swing! This recipe uses canned tomatoes and they are in fact a great substitute during the tomato off-season! They key to a tasty salsa is pulling together the right mix of spice, heat and acid. It’s extremely easy to pull everything together using a food processor and you can make the salsa as chunky or as thin as you’d like. I lean towards a chunkier salsa but it’s all up to you! While this post may be a little late for Cinco de Mayo you can still get some good use out of this recipe before those summer tomatoes start growing in your garden!

Homemade Salsa
  • 1 - 28 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Few pinches of ground cumin and chili powder
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Jalapeno, chopped (you can use a half if you like a more mild flavor)
  • Handful of cilantro leaves
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add can of diced tomatoes, onion, garlic cloves and a few pinches of ground cumin and chili powder. Add the lime juice. Add jalapeno, you can use the entire jalapeno or just half if you like things mild. I like to add a big handful of cilantro leaves as well.
  2. Blend the salsa until it reaches your desired consistency.
  3. Taste for seasoning. If it needs anything (salt or pepper), add and then pulse a few more times. Once it's as chunky or as thin as you like it, the salsa is ready to eat!