Friday, March 5, 2010

Homemade Salsa

Do you love restaurant salsa?? After you try this recipe you'll want to smuggle it in!! It's that good -so fresh tasting! I got this recipe from my co-contributor, Michelle.
Bring out the big guns on this one- the food processor!
Used daily around here:)

On to the recipe...

1/2 med. white onion
1/4 fresh jalapeno
1 garlic clove
1 small bunch of cilantro
1 large can whole peeled tomatoes
dash or 2 of salt

Throw all ingredients in the food processor in the order listed above. This isn't part of original recipe I have just found it works better for me:) Chop the 1/2 onion in half and in half again. Throw it in! Take your jalapeno and remove seeds unless you like more spice- I usually remove most of the seeds.
Do a rough chop on the garlic and throw it in. Now with the cilantro-No Stems I repeat absolutely No Stems!! Learned this the hard way-very bitter tasting salsa! So just the actual leaves of the cilantro. Dump the can of whole tomatoes in and hit it with a dash of salt. Pulse it until its all chopped or however you prefer it:)
Pour into container- probably glass would be better and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you need it. It tastes just as good though if you want to eat it right out of the food processor;) Not literally!


  1. Looks familiar:)) Very yummy salsa!!!

  2. I need to try this, too! Looks fast and easy!

  3. Thanks for the recipe Kristi!! :) It is one of our favorites!

  4. no joke comparable to Las Masitas salsa!!!

  5. Once my daughter and her man made homemade salsa and we were all gasping from the onion fumes...seriously the WHOLE house was so strong we were all in tears! We've never dared try it again...but I might dare with this recipe, it looks SO good.

  6. With the canned tomatoes, this looks like a great winter salsa! I have been craving summer, so I'll have to try it.

  7. I just got a food processor and we are salsa freaks in our house...need to try this!

  8. I tried this salsa and loved it! So fresh tasting! Thanks for the great recipe!