super simple salsa

We always make homemade salsa and in fact that is half the reason we grow a garden. Here is my super simple technique. It will take a bit longer if you don;t have a food processor, but just get a friend to help you chop. This will be enough to feed a small army.

  • 12 med size fresh tomatoes
  • 3 large peeled cloves of garlic
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 bunch of fresh cliantro
  • large handful of peppers, 6-10 your choice, we use jalapenos, cayenne, gypsy, poblano, and Anaheim, sometimes habanera
  • salt to taste

you will want chips to eat it with, we cook our own, see note below

Start by washing all of your ingredients. We will be using a food processor with the bottom mixing blade. Not the slicer or shredding disc. We will be using the pulse button.



Step #1 – Start with 6 of the tomatoes cut in half, cover and puree by pulsing several times, then put in mixing bowl.





Step #2 – Place garlic and cilantro in processor, cover and pulse until coarsely chopped.





Add to mixing bowl.






Step #3- Add all peppers, if big then cut in half or quarters, also add onion, peeled and quartered. Cover and pulse until chopped.






Add to mixing bowl.



Step #4 – Add remaining 6 tomatoes quartered, cover and pulse slightly only until diced in large chunks.



Add to mixing bowl.






Final step – Mix well and add salt to taste. Then refrigerate for 30 minutes to let flavors blend.



Homemade salsa is great on many things but best with home cooked tortillas. Take a stack of corn tortillas and cut the whole stack in 4ths using a butcher knife. Then separate and cook each in hot oil. We use a deep fryer and tongs. Be careful and only cook for a few seconds each. Drain on paper towels. You will think you are eating in a Mexican restaurant! Ole!


  1. Jennifer Lacoax says:

    I like you. AND your salsa recipe. 🙂

  2. Jennifer Lacoax says:

    AND….your page layout. Makes me want to have coffee with you. 🙂


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