I use this recipe for homemade salsa at potlucks and parties and every single time, all who try it rave about it. It uses fresh ingredients, but also adds the convenience of quality canned tomatoes to ensure you are ready to whip this up anytime.
Salsa, homemade and delicious
- 1 can Whole peeled tomatoes, drained
- 1/2 White onion, sliced into 4 or 5 pieces
- 1 can Diced tomatoes, drained (I use fire roasted, but rotel or plain work as well!)
- 2 Roma tomatoes
- 1-1/2 Limes
- 1/2 bulb Garlic
- 1 bunch Cilantro
- 1 to 2 tsp Sugar This is approximate, you will be adding more or less to taste
- 2 tsp Salt This is approximate, you will be adding more or less to taste
- 1 Jalepeno (optional) If you don’t like it spicy, remove most of the seeds and choose a larger jalepeno.
- 1 whole lime. Microwave for 15 to 20 seconds, this makes squeezing out the juice easier.
- Combine the cans of tomatoes in the blender with the lime juice, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt.
- Add the garlic and onion into the blender.
- Pulse the blender until well blended and chopped fine.
- Slice Roma tomatoes into 8ths, add to blender.
- Pulse just a few times so that there are still bits of chunky tomatoes.
- Transfer to bowl or container. We usually just use tupperware for easy storage.
- Coarsely chop the jalapeno and cilantro (a food chopper works perfectly for this).
- Stir jalapeno and cilantro into salsa.
- Add more lime, sugar, and salt to taste. We usually end up adding another 1/2 teaspoon or so of sugar and salt and 1/2 a lime, but every batch is a little different.