During a casual conversation with my friend Rachel, she mentioned that she was going to finish up some of her tomatoes by making salsa. I got the recipe from her and tried it immediately. Well, I had to finish up the abundant tomatoes from the garden and this was an easy way. There are a couple of extra steps compared to the usual way I make it, but it is totally worth it. She also sent me a bottle of the salsa she made in the cute jar. I had to fill it up with my salsa and click because the bottle looked cute.
If you are looking to make canned salsa, refer to this link.
Salsa with fresh tomatoes and more. Perfect for chips or over burritos.
- onion - 1/2 medium - cut into big pieces (about 3/4 cup)
- bell pepper - 1/2 medium - cut into big pieces (about 1/2 cup)
- jalapeno - 1 - 2 (seeds removed)
- cilantro - 1/2 cup - packed
- garlic - 2 cloves
- tomatoes - 4 cups (blanched and chopped into big chunks)
- salt - to taste
Blanch the tomatoes, remove skin and chop coarsely. Allow to rest for 30 min to an hour.
Chop onion, bell peppers, jalapeno, cilantro and garlic in a food processor. Add the drained tomatoes and salt to the vegetables and process until required consistency is obtained.
Store in refrigerator.
1. Do not throw away the juice after draining tomatoes. It tastes great with sugar. You can also add salt and pepper instead of sugar.
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1. Blanch the tomatoes by dropping them in boiling water for a couple of minutes.2. Then drop them in cold water.3. The skin will slide off easily. Remove the skin from all tomatoes.4. Coarsely chop the tomatoes and allow them to rest for 30 min to an hour. This will help remove some of the juice or else you will end up with a watery salsa.5. Meanwhile take onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, cilantro and garlic in a food processor.6. Chop them finely. You can also use a knife to chop.7. Drain the tomatoes and add to the other vegetables in the food processor. Add salt and blend to required consistency.8. Out of the food processor. Ready for chips.
Tasty salsa ready.