I have been dying to experiment with some salsas that didn't use fresh tomatoes (I know, sacrilege) and I think I have finally come up with a fantastic one by mixing some canned tomatoes with some top notch fresh ingredients. Check it out and let me know what you think!
The recipe really couldn't be easier as everything is just thrown into a food processor. Fresh garlic, fresh cilantro, fresh jalapenos, fresh lime juice, fresh onions and a few more little things added in.
We like our salsa HOT in this house so adjust the jalapenos accordingly. By now, I think most everyone knows that the "heat" of a jalapeno comes from the seeds. We chose NOT to remove the seeds. If you are not as bold and daring remove the seeds from your jalapenos. Oh, and WEAR gloves when you do it - trust me, that jalapeno "acid" can reek havoc on your hands and anything you may touch for HOURS afterwards! We also wanted a salsa that was "restaurant" consistency and not a chunky kind. You may want to change yours up a bit to suit your taste. Hey, it's your homemade salsa so do what you want! I won't show up at your house to taste it and critique! Unless you are inviting me to dinner. ;)
- 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
- 10 oz can RoTel tomatoes with lime and cliantro
- 1/2 large onion cut up into chunks
- 2 garlic cloves peeled and smashed
- 2 jalapenos, stems removed and cut into chunks
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- One healthy handful of fresh cilantro
- Juice of one lime
Here comes the really hard part - pay attention! Um, put it all in the food processor and blend away!
And for my next trick....... ;)
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