Homemade salsa is probably my favorite afternoon snack! I LOVE it! It’s so yummy, can be customized for my family’s taste and it’s so easy to make. The best part for me is summertime garden-fresh produce. For the last two years I’ve grown everything (except onions) needed to make this salsa, which makes it nearly free for me to make and in turn makes it more enjoyable! I do still make it in the winter months, though!
Here’s what you need:
~ Food processor
~ Cutting board and knife
~ Rubber spatula
~ Jar (this one is 24oz)
~ Canning funnel
This is most definitely not an exact recipe. Over time, I have figured out what my family’s taste is and just eyeball it and taste as I go along – so there are no exact measurements!
I find the best way to get it to blend to a smooth consistency, is to chop everything into equal size chunks. Then put the cilantro on the bottom – this helps the cilantro blend more easily with out flying all around at the top. The other ingredients can go in whichever order you chop them.
Pulse until it’s the consistency you desire. Then add salt to taste (salt is also a preservative) and give one more pulse to mix the salt in.
Tip: Depending on the size of your food processor, you might find you don’t have enough room for the amount of tomatoes you need. I simply blend the first batch to the desired consistency and pour into a large bowl. Then I chop more tomatoes and blend them to the same consistency and pour them into the bowl. Mix it all together with a wooden spoon (make sure you check the saltiness) and then transfer it all into the jar.