July 14, 2010

Homemade Salsa

My coworker's mom used my tomatoes and jalapenos to make this delicious salsa. Biases aside, it was the best I've ever had. One of the first things I noticed when Diana delivered the jars was the salsa's bright red color. The red was much more saturated than store bought salsa. If I hadn't known better, I would have thought it was made of strawberries.

I have three serving dishes like this one that are overflowing with tomatoes. I've already given away as much produce as my neighbors and coworkers will accept so I'm going to try making salsa myself.

Here's the recipe.
Fresh and Easy Blender Salsa
6-8 ripe tomatoes, quartered
1 jalapeno, sliced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 onion diced (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
1 handful cilantro, chopped (optional)
Blend or food process ingredients to the desired consistency.
Makes two 16 oz jars.


  1. OOO I want to try this recipe! Or you could just make me some ;) lol. I kid, I kid - sort of.

  2. Natalie, we have so many tomatoes and peppers, we can give you a jar of salsa and the ingredients to make your own. I'll send the them with Travis on Monday.

  3. Wow Thanks! sounds good :) I'm excited now! I'm so sick of going to the store and trying to find a good salsa and then getting home, tasting it once and never eating it because its gross - maybe a little freshness is all I need ;)

  4. Your tomatoes look awesome! We've only gotten about three from our plants so far this year (with our new house, it's my first time to garden!).

  5. The Salsa was amazing!!!! Thanks Abbey!

  6. You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed it. Next up, I am going to try fried green tomatoes.

  7. Lovely Tomatoes harvest! I'm waiting for mine, I grew many of them from seeds and now over 2 feet tall, just waiting to ripen. I'm excited to make organic spaghetti sauce and salsa, yummy!