This Fresh Salsa Recipe is a cinch to make, contains no additives or preservatives and tastes so much better than jarred salsa at a fraction of the cost. If you love salsa as much as my family does than this is a must try recipe. You will be so pleased with all the delicious fresh flavors just bursting through.
This mouthwatering good Fresh Salsa Recipe is one of my favorites. You can have this beauty prepared in about five minutes. It is perfect with chips, quesadillas, burritos and tacos. You can spoon over quiche, scrambled eggs, omelettes and frittatas. You can slow cook it with chicken, beef or pork. The many uses of salsa when it comes to recipes and cooking are unlimited.
How to make fresh salsa
Simply add your cilantro, red onion, garlic and jalapenos to a food processor with chopping blade attached. Pulse a couple of times until everything is finely chopped. Add tomatoes, lime juice, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and pulse a few more time until desired texture is reached. Store in covered container in the fridge.
How long does it last?
To keep fresh salsa at its best and prolong its shelf life be sure to store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Homemade salsa will keep for about 5-7 days. If it smells bad or develops mold discard the salsa. Salsa can be frozen and will maintain quality for about 6-8 weeks.
What are the best tomatoes to use?
Any tomato that is vine ripened, meaty and tasty makes a good Salsa Recipe tomato. Romas are always a good bet and if the tomatoes that you purchase seem a little too juicy cut them in half horizontally and scoop out some of the seeds and juice before chopping. This Salsa Recipe was made with Muir Glen fire roasted diced tomatoes simply because I could not find any really good ripe meaty tomatoes. My neighbor has been tossing a few my way here and there but I have been gobbling them up as fast as I get them.
So if you love flavor packed salsa without all those additives and preservatives than grab that food processor and whip this Fresh Salsa Recipe up. It will leave you wondering why you have not made it yourself all along.
Other tomato recipes you will love!
- Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
- Ravioli with Tomatoes Asparagus Garlic and Herbs
- Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Tomato Pie
- Tomato Bisque
Fresh Salsa Recipe
This fresh Salsa Recipe is a cinch to make, contains no additives or preservatives and tastes so much better than jarred salsa at a fraction of the cost.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 8
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: Tex Mex
- 1 small bunch of cilantro with most of the stems removed (about 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 of a red onion quartered
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 jalapeno stem removed
- 1 can (28 ounce) fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 lime juiced
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 pinch cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Combine cilantro, red onion, garlic and jalapeno in food processor fit with the chopping blade. Pulse several times until finely chopped.
- Add tomatoes, lime juice, cumin, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper. Pulse several more times until desired consistency.
You can substitute 3 large fresh tomatoes coarsely chopped for the canned tomatoes.
If you like mild salsa remove the seeds from the jalapeno.
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