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Spicy Homemade Salsa

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Homemade salsa

 

 

My husband and I eat a lot of Mexican dishes–at LEAST one per week if not more–so we always have salsa on hand.  Lately though, we’ve started making our own.  I love how you can play around with what flavor you are looking for.  I also like that I can make a chunky salsa, or one that is more pureed by using my food processor.  I thought I’d share our recipe with you so you can enjoy homemade salsa too.

I start by roughly chopping up 3 Roma tomatoes and 1/2 of a red onion.  I also throw in just a few Jalapeno slices, although this is totally optional.  We like ours spicy!

You could use any kind of tomato, but I think the Roma’s have a better salsa flavor.  I may change my mind once I start getting Mortgage Lifters in my garden this year.  We shall see.

I put the chopped pieces of tomato and onion in the food processor and give it a few good pulses.  I just want to dice everything up at this point.

Homemade salsa

Next I add in a handful of Cilantro.  You can use how ever much your prefer.

Homemade salsa

I also sprinkle in some Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper, and the juice from one lime, and give the mixture another few good pulses until I reach the consistency I’m looking for.

Homemade salsa

Serve it on Quesadillas, Tacos, Fajitas, or just with some Tortilla Chips!

Enjoy!

Homemade Salsa

Homemade Salsa

Ingredients

  • 3 Roma Tomatoes, or whichever you prefer
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 2-3 Jalapeno slices, seeds removed (optional for heat)
  • Cilantro to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Juice from 1 lime

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop tomatoes, onion and jalapeno and add to a food processor.
  2. Pulse a few times to get the vegetables diced. Add in cilantro and pulse a few more times.
  3. Next, sprinkle in garlic powder, salt, pepper and lime juice. Pulse until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Store in refrigerator in airtight container up to one week.
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

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Bobbi - 3GLOL

Monday 23rd of June 2014

Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday. Your post was greatly appreciated! I hope you will come back and visit tonight at 8pm CST.

Have a wonderful day!!

Amanda

Monday 23rd of June 2014

I will be there!

toworkwithmyhands

Friday 20th of June 2014

This looks so great! And all this time, I've been pulling those little leaves off my fresh cilantro! I had no idea you could just chop the stems up too. I think I'll be making lots more salsa now! Thanks for sharing. Pinning.

Amanda

Friday 20th of June 2014

In all honesty, I never really thought about it! But I've never had a bad taste by using the stems! Lol. I hope you like it!

Erlene

Thursday 19th of June 2014

We love salsa and fresh is always the best. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

Renee @ CreativeMamaMessyHouse.blogspot.com

Wednesday 18th of June 2014

We go through a lot of salsa in my house as well, and I have started experimenting a lot more with adding different fruits instead of the tomatoes.

Thank you for adding this to Farmer's Market Friday! Hope to see you again this week!

Amanda

Wednesday 18th of June 2014

I would love to try making mango salsa and maybe peach when peach season starts.