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
  • salt


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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