SRC Post- Homemade Salsa

Woohoo! Another month of the Secret Recipe Club!! :) For the month of March I was assigned to blog about Apeksha, from Veggie Wiz. She is 30 year-old girl from India. She is vegetarian and fun fact-she can speak French, Spanish, German, and English! You can read more about Apeksha on her “about me” page, she’s a pretty cool cat!

After searching through Apeksha’s recipes, I finally picked her “Fresh Tomato Salsa in a Jiffy” recipe. I love salsa with everything. It’s perfect for substituting in a salad to make it more flavorful and a bit more healthy than dressing, it’s great in wraps, awesome with chips, pretty much perfect for spicing up any dish!

I have never made my own salsa before, but I’m sure glad I tried this recipe. It was super easy and pretty darn tasty. Plus, I love having salsa in the house at all times. It’s a definite must around here. With this recipe, you are pretty much always 10 minutes away from fresh salsa. Yum!

Oh yeah, and if you’re picky about the texture of spiciness of your salsa, this is perfect for you!

P.S. Don’t forget to go over to The Heritage Cook in exactly one week from today to see my guest post! It involves chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Can’t go wrong! ;)

Fresh Tomato Salsa in a Jiffy

(from VeggieWiz)

5 tomatoes (I used a 24 oz. can of diced tomatoes)

1 onion

2 gloves garlic

2 Tablespoons chopped jalapeños (1 jalapeño)

1 green chile, chopped (I used chopped green chiles from a can, I used about 3/4 teaspoon of chopped green chiles)

1 Tablespoon olive oil

juice of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon salt

  1. Roughly chop the tomatoes (I used canned diced tomatoes), onions, and garlic. PUt all the ingredients into a food processor or blender, and turn on at the lowest speed for 10-15 seconds. Check the consistency. If needed, repeat on more time. Be careful not to puree it. We don’t want Tomato sauce here! It’s best on the chunky side. Keep in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes to allow to flavors to mix. Serve with crisp tortilla chips or use in your favorite mexican dish and enjoy! :)

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