Our household goes through salsa FAST. We put it on eggs, eat it with chips, spread it on burritos – needless to say, we eat a lot of salsa. Not only that, but I’m really picky about it, too – none of that tomato sauce with chunks trying to pass as salsa. Fakers. I demand texture (nothing about salsa should be creamy) and flavor (preferably in the form of cilantro). My particularity about salsa inevitably means I have to spend more money (like $6 for a pint!) on the fresh stuff from the produce department; but not anymore! This recipe yields about a quart for less than $2.75: what a bargain! Twice as much for half the money? Deal.
This recipe doesn’t have too much heat to begin with, but will get more flavorful and spicy if you let it sit for a day before digging in. Impossible, I know.
This easy tomato salsa comes together in a few minutes, with fresh ingredients that go great on chips, tacos, and so much more!
- 3 large tomatoes
- ½ red onion
- 1 small jalapeno pepper
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 cup fresh cilantro (not packed)
- 4 green onions
- ½ cup tomato juice
- salt and pepper
- Dice all ingredients and combine in food processor with tomato juice.
- Pulse until desired consistency, season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Let the salsa sit overnight for heightened flavors.
- For more spice, add extra jalapeno, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or a different hot spice!