Oh boy, do we love salsa! I bet we go through over a gallon (maybe two gallons!) of homemade salsa every month. A good salsa needs nothing more than fresh produce which means salsa can be a very healthy snack or addition to any meal.
Chips & salsa is a given! My kids love salsa on their eggs, in all forms, but especially egg burritos. Mix a little salsa into your smashed avocado for a quick & easy guacamole. I meal plan for Mexican food once a week and salsa is usually part of that meal. Or throw a couple spoonfuls on top of a salad instead salad dressing.
My salsa is very simple, which translates to a recipe that is quick & easy to throw together. If you’re like me & love to garden, maybe you have all the necessary ingredients in your backyard! A few tips: with such fresh ingredients, enjoy your salsa within several days of making it & make sure you keep it in the fridge. Also, use any kind of tomatoes you have on hand, but your salsa will be more juicy or watery with most varieties of tomatoes except Roma. Romas are my favorite to use!
Fresh Garden Salsa
- 12-15 Roma tomatoes, cut in 1/2 or 1/4’s
- leaves of 1 bunch of cilantro
- 3 jalapeño peppers, remove seeds & membranes for a mild salsa
- 1 heaping teaspoon of pink salt, plus more to taste
- In a food processor, add the cilantro, jalapeños, and a few tomatoes. Pulse until the texture and consistency that you desire is achieved. Pour the salsa into a large serving bowl.
- Put the rest of the tomatoes into the food processor in 1-2 more batches and pulse until you the tomatoes are the desired size and texture that you would like for the salsa.
- Add in 1 heaping teaspoon of salt, but don’t worry about tasting the salsa just yet! Cover the bowl of salsa & put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
- Once the salsa has had time to chill in the fridge, taste a little with a tortilla chip. Add more salt, if needed.
To make this much salsa in a food processor, you will need to work in batches to ensure your bowl doesn’t get too full, and I feel smaller batches help achieve a better consistency and texture of salsa.