When people ask you what your favorite food is, what answer do you give them? For me I have to always say that it is a tie between Chips & Salsa and Dark Chocolate (I know, its a strange “combination” – but as long as I eat them separately, who is to judge)!
The more I have started to make my own salsa, the less I care for the stuff that you get out of a jar from the store. I love making garden fresh salsa and salsa verde and chunky pico de gallo – but this salsa right here made from canned tomatoes and some fresh ingredients is seriously some of the best salsa that I have tasted AND its easy to make year-round AND its cheap AND in case you didn’t hear me the first time it’s delicious!!!
- 1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice (or diced)
- 2 cans (10 Ounce) Ro*tel Tomatoes (Mexican flavored Tomatoes - pick your flavor)
- ¼ cup Chopped Onion (1 small onion works)
- 1 - 3 cloves Garlic, Minced (depends on your preference)
- 1 whole Jalapeno, Quartered And Sliced Thin
- ¼ teaspoon Sugar
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- ½ cup Cilantro (more to taste!)
- ½ whole Lime juice (about 1 Tablespoon)
- Note: this is a very large batch. Even in my food processor it leaks out a little bit, so I usually make this as a two step process & then mix it together in a large bowl.
- Combine onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, & lime juice in a blender or food processor. Mix until a medium/fine chunk. Add the whole/chunk tomatoes and Ro*tel tomatoes as well as the cilantro. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you'd like---I do about 10 to 15 pulses. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.
- Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour. Serve with tortilla chips or melted cheese nachos or for a healthy alternative (and one of my favorite super-healthy snacks) with some celery.
adapted from The Pioneer Woman