Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Recipe Time: Homemade Salsa!

Salsa is such a staple in our home. My husband loves it! But I hate buying it every grocery trip because, well lets be honest, even the cheap not so good isnt that cheap! I came across a recipe a few weeks or so ago for homemade salsa and thought why not give it a try! So I planned to buy all the ingredients and we would have freshly made salsa for taco night! Heres what youll need:

1 28oz jar of whole peeled tomatoes with the juices
2 jars of rotel peppers and chilis (you can get both mild, hot or a combination of both like we did)
1 clove of garlic
1/2 an onion
1 jalepeno (seeded and deveined if you dont like so much spice to your salsa)
1/2 a lime
fresh cilantro

1. If youre food processor is big enough, throw everything in it (except the lime) and process until it meets the consistency you like. If you have a small processor (like mine unfortunately) just process everything separate (or as much as yours can handle).
I had to do most of my things seperate, then pour it into a bowl and mix everything thoroughly at the end. Not a big deal, it still tastes great!

2. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lime into the salsa and either process until mixed, or  mix by hand.

Mmm salsa! It keeps in the fridge for quite a long time! I think I kept ours in for 2-3 weeks, just in a bowl covered with plastic wrap, and it was still just as tasty as the day it was made! Next time I make it though Im going to try canning! Also! It makes a ton of salsa! I believe the ingredients cost close to $6-$7, but it makes almost 6 cups of salsa if I remember correctly! Waaay cheaper than store bought! Tastes better too :)

Bust open a bag of tortilla chips and dig in! I promise youll love it!

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