Homemade Salsa & Why It Is The Best In The World
Homemade salsa is something that is more than a recipe, it’s the “home” in homemade that makes it from the heart and that is why it is the best in the world!
To me there’s nothing that taste quite the same that is really at it best when the ingredients are fresh!
Is there anything more dynamic in the vegetable world than a garden fresh tomato?
I’m sure there may be, but it hasn’t been brought to may attention just yet.
You see why do I LOVE to garden?? Well, there are many reasons, but I have to admit that this time of year when I am up to my proverbial ears in tomatoes and corn, okra, cabbage, onions etc., etc., that making all my favorite things to eat has got to be one of the very top reasons!
So I’m sure you have a favorite salsa recipe or maybe your favorite salsa is store bought? My favorite salsa is all about fresh vegetables and herbs from my garden! If you haven’t ever made salsa from fresh ingredients, then I think it is fair to say that you are missing out!
Is it the best salsa in the world though?!?! That of course is a matter of opinion. And in my opinion I have to say it really is the best that I have ever eaten.
Below is my homemade salsa recipe, that honestly is more of a guide, because you can add, take away or substitute as much as you like, depending on your taste. The recipe below, like most salsa recipes, was inspired by another, check out the salsa recipe that inspired my own!
The Worlds Best Homemade Salsa Recipe (In My Opinion)
Yields about: 5+ cups
Prep Time: 5 -10 minutes
- 4 large ripe tomatoes, cored and quartered – I prefer heirloom varieties because they taste better (Brandywine, Cherokee Purple etc.)
- 1 red or white onion, peeled and quartered
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 3 jalapenos, stemmed and seeded (You can substitute 1-2 habanero or serrano peppers.) leave the seeds if you want some real heat!
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice – You don’t want to skip this step!
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- dash of sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 – 10 ounce Ro*Tel Diced Original Tomatoes & Green Chilies
- Place the fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic, peppers, lime juice, cumin, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until the contents are fine and well blended.
- Pour in the crushed tomatoes and green chiles. Puree until mostly smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.