It’s that time of year. Summer is dwindling down, the plants are shriveling up, and the days are getting shorter..sigh. At this time of year, I feel the need to harvest my summer garden, hoping not to waste any crops. This usually means i’ll end up with a bowl of tomatoes like this one I stumbled upon this morning. Ps. this recipe is really good for hiding those not so nice garden tomatoes. If you grow your own tomatoes you know what I’m talking about. Most of the time they aren’t so perfect.
Not to mention, a handful of spicy jalapeños and green chilies. I know, I know! Let’s throw them in a food processor and make salsa!!!!
1/2 a White Onion
4 cloves of garlic
2 long green chiles
Handful Fresh Cilantro
Juice on one Lime
2.5 tablespoons salt
Ground Pepper (to taste)
1.5 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
* These ingredients are super casual. Everything really should be added to your own taste. To be honest, I didn’t really measure anything while making this…sue me.
Begin by chopping up your tomatoes and removing most of the seeds. The juice in the tomatoes tends to make the salsa extremely watery. I used to make it with the seeds and juices but would end up having to strain the salsa at the end. Either way works, again it is up to you. Throw the tomatoes into the food processor.
Next chop up your onion. At this point I wish someone could see me because my eyes are literally falling out. They water so bad when I chop onions. Does this happen to anyone else. HELP ME!
Next I handled the jalapeños. I lopped off the top, diced them in half, and removed the seeds and the ribs. Throw them into the food processor with the tomatoes.
Chop and add the green chiles to the food processor.
Blend up the mixture and taste to make sure the ratios. Next add the cilantro, garlic, and lime and blend until it is of the consistency of your choice.
Lastly add the salt and pepper. Don’t be afraid to go heavy on the salt. It’s salsa and it needs it. If you are experiencing lack of flavor, garlic powder and chili powder can be added.
I find chips to be as important to the salsa recipe as the salsa. I am currently obsessed with Whole Foods’ tortilla chips. They are unsalted and perfect for salsa or any other dipping sauce.
Now it’s time to enjoy!