JJ’s Salsa

Store bought salsa is fine to buy when you’re in a hurry or just really want some chips and salsa, like I so often do. But, I’ve never found a brand I really really like. Salsa is one of those things that’s easy to make yourself and you can easily jar it up and store it in the fridge the same way you would the store bought ones. Making your own, though, you control what goes in it. Add more peppers for extra spicy or less onion or more garlic. Customize it however you like and you don’t have to worry about added colorings or preservatives. Just fresh ingredients and great taste. I have several different ways of making salsa, just depends on what’s in my kitchen that day. Here’s one I just did that made my tastebuds dance with joy 😉 …

Ingredients: 4 roma tomatoes, 1 serrano pepper, 1 garlic clove (peeled), 1/2 white onion, handful of cilantro , 1/2 lime, salt & pepper.

Makes about a 16 oz. jar of salsa

  1. in a small pot, put tomatoes and serrano pepper in. cover with water. heat over medium heat. let it come to a slow boil and cook for about 10 minutes. once skin starts to pull away from tomatoes remove from heat and drain water from pot.
  2. let cool for a few minutes then gently remove skin from tomatoes. place tomatoes in food processor. chop the stem off serrano and toss in food processor. add, garlic clove, onion, cilantro and salt & pepper (about 1 tsp of each). mix it all together.
  3. squeeze lime in and mix again. taste. add more salt & pepper if needed.

Store in a jar in the fridge and enjoy your healthy delicious homemade salsa!


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