Who doesn’t love fresh salsa?
Can I get a Sí Señora? 😁
We make it all year long.
I became the “salsa queen” when my daughter (Morgie) began asking for fresh salsa just about every week, no lie.
Yep, we LOVE our salsa and Mexican food.
I grew up in California where I only preferred authentic Mexican cuisine but it became harder to find once moving to Indiana in the 70s…now, there’s a Mexican restaurant on every corner!
Morgie and I both agreed we could live solely on salsa.
However, we are VERY particular about our SALSA!!
We like a chunkier, thicker version so it doesn’t drip everywhere and sits perfectly on a chip.
A game changer was when I finally broke down and bought a food processor. I started experimenting, at home making my own.
Which is SOOO much better because you know the ingredients that go into making it and it’s FRESH!
And who doesn’t like fresh?!!🌶🍅
My daughter gave me her 5-star approval on the final recipe, and we began making it often.
So here’s to the quickest, easiest recipe everrrr. (Remember, you can always adapt where needed. )
And the best part…
you can just throw all the ingredients into a food processor!
I can prepare it in 15 minutes flat! (I timed myself, so I could actually say that 🤗.)
1/2 of a large onion (optional)
1 small, handful of cilantro (also optional-BUT we DO ❤️cilantro!)
1-8oz. can of tomato sauce
5 small sized tomatoes (We use whatever is in season, or you can used canned tomatoes.)
1/2T white sugar (takes down the bitterness of the tomatoes)
2 garlic cloves (cause we like garlic but you can adjust this. )
3T white vinegar (it’s a must)
1 jalapeno seeded/ or a small amount of chopped green chilis (optional) 🌶
2T lime juice
salt and pepper
*You can actually use any seasonings you’d like: salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, and onion powder.
**Just remember, canned tomatoes have LOTS of salt in them, so use the salt sparingly.
TIP: Freeze your cilantro and jalapeños for further use.
Add everything together in a food processor or blender. (If your food processor won’t hold everything at once, just add to the processor in smaller batches.)
Or, you can hand chop the items and mix them all together.
In the end, if you want some more liquid in your salsa just add more tomato sauce and/or a little water.
I love putting salsa on my eggs.
Tell me in the comments below what ingredients you love to add to your salsa.