Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fresh Salsa

My dear friend makes this salsa and gives it out at Christmastime.  It has become quite legendary.  One Christmas she delivered it while I was home alone.  Within half an hour I had devoured the whole jar.  It's that good.  

Fresh Salsa 

6 Roma tomatoes (about 1 lb.), juiced and drained 
2 cans Rotel tomatoes, drained (I use the kind with green chilies) 
½ c. sweet onion 
1 bunch cilantro 
1 jalapeno pepper, or to taste (seeds removed for less heat)
2-3 garlic cloves 
1 tsp. salt 
1 lime juiced 

1.  In a food processor, chop together the onion, cilantro, jalapeno pepper and garlic.  Empty mixture into a bowl. 
2.  Coarsely chop the Roma tomatoes in the food processor.  Add to the onion mixture in the bowl. 
3.  Coarsely chop the canned tomatoes in the food processor.  Add to the onion and tomato mixture in the bowl.  Stir in salt and lime juice.  Serve with tortilla chips. 
* This recipe can be made in the blender, but the resulting salsa will be more pureed. 
** To easily juice and seed the Roma, I cut them in half and squeeze the insides into the trash

source:  Cari C.

1 comment:

  1. we love salsa. I am definitely going to try this one.