Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Homemade Salsa

Around here we love to make homemade salsa. In fact, we've make it so often it has become somewhat of an expectation at events we attend. Those who have tasted our recipe usually can't stop eating it. With summer just around the corner I thought it would be a great time for us to make salsa! Last week's CSA Farm Share boxes contained cilantro - an essential ingredient for salsa making. Since our family salsa recipe is kind of a secret we will show you the basic ingredients we use, and leave it up to you to decide how much and which spices you will add.
Start by washing your cilantro thoroughly. I absolutely love the smell of my hands after handling this stuff!
We usually use canned stewed tomatoes but you could absolutely use fresh if you have them on hand.

We love using a manual food processor like this one. You can totally use a blender or a food processor too.
Onion is an absolute necessity....
Jalapeno and some garlic...
A little serrano pepper...
There are a ton of different spices you can add - from mild to hot, such as cayenne pepper, chilli powder, onion powder, garlic salt, sea salt, pepper, red pepper flakes etc. There really are a ton of ways you can get creative with this.
Lemon juice...
... and blend it up!

Now all I need is a bowl of chips, a lounge chair and a salt rimmed margarita on the rocks :)

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