Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Homemade Salsa


I'm always looking for good homemade salsa recipes because homemade is soooooo much better than jarred salsa.  I decided to try out this recipe, from Annie's Eats (which by the way has so many great recipes and pictures!).  This salsa tasted really fresh and had quite a kick to it.  It made a ton so next time I'll probably half the recipe. 

Ingredients:

2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and very coarsely chopped
4 teaspoons minced garlic
2 large vine-ripened tomatoes
1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes (I drained the liquid first)
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tbsp. cumin
1/2 sweet yellow onion, coarsely chopped
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper (this will be spicy so if you're not into spicy I would cut this down to 1/4 tsp.)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
juice of one lime
 
Directions:
 
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the jalapenos and garlic. Process until finely chopped. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add all other ingredients to the food processor.
 
Pulse in very brief pulses until the vegetables have reached the size you desire (it only took me a few pulses to get everything combined). Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to blend.

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