Sun 12 Jul 2009
Just about everyone I know loves salsa – who doesn’t? It’s good for any occasion at any time – picnics, movie nights, Super Bowl Sunday or just for yourself because you want it! While the convenient thing is to run to the store and get some salsa from a jar, homemade is always best! But what makes the best even bester (yes, it’s a word! *cough*) is using fresh tomatoes – it absolutely makes a difference. If you have a farmer’s market or perhaps roadside stands, stop by and pick up some tomatoes to give your salsa a little more oomph.
This recipe is roughly what my dad makes, toned down for those of us that haven’t burned off our taste buds. It makes a pretty big bowl-ful, so make sure you stock up on plenty of chips! I like to use Garden of Eatin’s Blue Chips – adds a bit of tasty color to the salsa setup.
- 15 roma tomatoes OR 7 regular tomatoes
- 1 medium largish white onion OR 2 bunches green onions
- 3 cloves garlic
- 3 or 4 jalapenos
- cilantro – handful, coarsely chopped
Chop everything up as chunky (or as finely) as you prefer! Mix everything up in a large bowl and salt to taste. You could even put it in the blender and puree it a bit if you have super picky paladins in the house. If you want to go for the presentation bit, you could garnish it with a bit of the cilantro as well. Enjoy!
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