Homemade Salsa

salsaThere doesn’t have to be a big sporting event to enjoy fresh and delicious tomato salsa.  I have been testing different brands to find the perfect salsa and I am always left with a feeling of …well I like the texture but it is a bit bland or it is tasty but didn’t care for the texture. When getting ready to watch the Ravens playoff game against the Broncos, I decided to concoct my own batch using all the ingredients thought would make a good salsa. The result was delicious and exactly the type of salsa I have been searching for…a fresh tomato taste with a good chunky texture and just enough spice to tingle the senses.

Here is my recipe for my fresh homemade salsa.

Ingredients

ingredients

can

  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes (the better the tomatoes, the tastier the salsa)
  • 8 fresh grape tomatoes, chopped (I like to add a few fresh tomatoes for taste and texture)
  • ¼ large red onion chopped small (add more or less depending on your taste)
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and minced
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • ½ lime
  • ¼ t sugar
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/8 t ground chipotle
  • 2 T fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Directions

  1. Place the diced tomatoes and grape tomatoes in the food processor and pulse until it is the desired consistency. I like my salsa chunky so I only ran it for a few seconds.
  2. Pour the tomatoes in to a medium sized bowl and add onions and jalapeno pepper.
  3. Using a garlic press, squeeze the garlic into the salsa and the juice of ½ lime. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the sugar, salt, ground chipotle and cilantro.
  5. You can eat it right away or put in the refrigerator for a few hours the meld the flavors. Serve with your favorite chips. Enjoy!
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