Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Homemade Salsa

I had so many tomatoes recently coming out of my garden, that I knew I wanted to make some fresh salsa from them soon. This weekend I set out to do just that! The weather was perfect - it almost felt like fall, with the nice chill in the air! I love the taste of fresh homemade salsa, nothing compares to it in my opinion.
This salsa is truly a "little bit of this and a little bit of that" kind of recipe. I think that is why I like it so much! You really can't make a mistake...and even if you think you have, 99% of the time you can add other ingredients to fix it! I love fresh cilantro in my salsa, really I like it just fresh out of my garden on so many dishes, but it adds so much flavor to salsa. You certainly could scale down my recipe if you don't like as much garlic flavor or cilantro. Just add what you think you would like and then taste it, if it isn't enough add more! Easy as that! Hope you enjoy :o)
Homemade Salsa
(recipe by Liesl)
10-12 fresh garden tomatoes (3-5 of those, with the seeds removed, set aside)
1 jalapeno, seeded
4 garlic cloves
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1/2 red onion
juice of one lime
good pinch of salt
In a food processor, combine and finely pulse, jalapeno, garlic, and onion. Empty contents into a large bowl. Cut about 7 to 9 of the tomatoes into large chunks. Add to food processor and pulse several times. Empty tomato mixture into bowl with the other ingredients. Cut the remaining tomatoes (the ones without the seeds) into good bite size chunks and add to bowl. (I like to have some larger chunks of tomatoes in my salsa so this is why I do that.) Stir to combine all ingredients. Add the juice of one lime, salt and cilantro. Stir to combine. Serve with tortilla chips.


  1. YUM! I keep hoping Jack will bring in jalapenos & habaneros like he did last year. Salsa was on of my earliest blog posts. There's NOTHING better than fresh salsa!

  2. Mmm I love homemade salsa! My dad makes a great version, and yours looks delish!

  3. Nice job! Glad you mentioned that it's pretty easy and hard to mess up. I need to try my hand at making salsa, and maybe I'll start with this. :)

  4. We recently made this salsa and it was delicious! We made it again for father's day lunch and it was all gone within an hour. Thanks for the recipe! Yum!


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