The ways in which I love thee…
1. Fresh, cold, tangy and with a little spice
2. Perfect for accompanying most things; omelets, chips, crackers
3. Fun and easy to make using fresh ingredients
Need I say more?…
Salsa from the bottle is just not the same. In my mind, I don’t even consider it Salsa. It is canned tomatoes and other stuff. Fresh salsa on the other hand is tangy, refreshing and has an underlying bite that can always be adjusted on your taste. Hot, mild, medium is your choice, just depends on the amount of jalapenos you decide to add( keep in mind the seeds are where most of the spice comes from).
I had an easy time deciding how hot I wanted, in fact, I ended up opting out most of the seeds, just a few landed inside. The rest was easy. I made this a little pre season (tomatoes are best in July/August) but it seemed to work out alright regardless.
Recipe for Fresh Salsa:
4 Medium ripe tomatoes from the vine( for a sweeter salsa you can use roma tomatoes)
1/2 fresh jalapeno (remember about the seeds, the more the seeds the hotter the sauce)
1 heavy handful of fresh cilantro
1/2 large yellow onion
1 small garlic clove
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in food processor and pulse till at your desired consistency. If you want more of a chunky salsa quit early. And yes, it really is that easy. Enjoy and bon appetit