A couple of years ago I found a recipe for homemade salsa in a children’s reading textbook. The group of kids that I was with at the time made the salsa as a hands-on lesson in that particular cultural reading unit. The recipe was ok but it needed something. I’ve been playing with it ever since then since we grow our own tomatoes. I’ve gotten to the point where I just throw it together, but I thought I’d write it down as I went today and share it with you. Personally, I think this could use a little more salt, but I know that’s a personal taste, so just keep it in mind. You may want to add a little more after you get it made. Or not. Up to you. We like to eat this with Tostitos Multigrain Scoops. Throw it all in the food processor (I use my Ninja) and it only takes a few pulses.
- 2 1/2 lbs. fresh tomatoes, washed, cored, quartered
- juice of half of a lime
- 1/3 C. coarsely chopped cilantro (pack it in there!), rinsed
- tops of 5 green onions coarsely chopped, rinsed
- 2 large cloves garlic
- 3/4 tsp. salt (you may want to add more after you get it made)
- 1 T. olive oil
Just pulse all of the ingredients in the food processor or Ninja a few times. You can leave it as chunky or break it down as much as you want. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. Hope you enjoy it; we love the fresh, not-cooked flavor!