It’s no secret I love mexican food. And since I just got a ton of Mission Whole Wheat tortillas on sale at Target, it’s basically been a fiesta every night this week (minus the margaritas)! Because of this tortilla surplus, today I decided to make my own salsa! It came out really tasty (and a little spicy…don’t rub your eyes after making this like I did!) This took all of 3 minutes and I definitely will be making it again.
Homemade Tomato Salsa
- 2 (14 1/2 oz) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 medium onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 jalapeño pepper, deseeded
- 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
- 6 tbsp cilantro
- Strain tomatoes and reserve juice. Roughly chop onion, fresh garlic, and jalapeño; add to food processor fitted with a metal blade. Add juice from tomatoes, lime juice, salt, pepper, and granulated garlic. Process on high for about 30 seconds.
- Add about 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes and process on low for an extra 5 seconds. Add remaining tomatoes and cilantro and pulse until desired consistency is reached. It’s ready to serve immediately, but you can also let it chill in the refrigerator overnight to let the flavors combine.
Notes: I didn’t have lime juice, so used lemon juice. I also didn’t have cilantro, but would love to add that in next time!
Source: Simply Fresh Cooking
I am probably going to attempt crockpot refried beans tonight, so hopefully those turn out well and I can make burritos tomorrow night! All we need to do next is make tortillas from scratch….yum.
**Edited to add: I accidently used a serrano pepper instead of a jalapeno, which explains why my salsa is HOT HOT HOT! But, it’s also really really really good.