Just in time for your New Year’s festivities is this super easy super delicious homemade salsa. This salsa has many fans in our circle of family and friends. It is really cheap compared to store-bought salsa and tastes ten times better. I once did the math and if I recall it came out to be about 1/4 the price of icky store-bought salsa. Goodbye Tostitos and Chi Chi’s salsa forever!
I adapted this years ago from a recipe I found on the web. I can’t even remotely remember how I found it so I will just issue a blanket apology if it seems too similar to a recipe you developed!
What I like most about it is that you really don’t even need a knife or cutting board, as long as you are okay with pulling the ends off of a green onion or two with your hands. You basically throw everything in the food processor, pulse it a few times, and it’s done. This makes a pretty large amount of salsa (around 6 cups) so be ready to share. Okay enough rambling, here is the recipe.
Yield: 6 cups
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes (or crushed or whole, doesn’t really matter
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 tablespoon lime juice or juice from 1/2 lime
2-4 tablespoons sliced jalapenos from a jar (depends on how hot you want it)
2 green onions
1 handful fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1-2 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until smooth or desired texture.
I have a large Black & Decker food processor that I use for this recipe and many others. It works great, comes with slicing and grating discs, and usually can be had for around $25.