It is that time - fresh salsa time! We are being buried in tomatoes over here, and what better a way to enjoy them than a fresh tomato sandwich (link) or some homemade salsa that you can heap on any and everything - chips & Slow Cooker Refried Beans, burgers, wraps, tacos, Fajitas, in place of salad Dressing...
Here is a super simple, quick recipe. And it freezes great. Just thaw it out and you have a year round fresh snack. Besides the ingredients all you need is a food processor, jar, and a freezer bag if saving.
Tomato - 5 medium to large heirloom tomatoes (or) 5 cups of cherry tomatoes
Onion (sweet, red, or green scallions) - half of a red or sweet onion (or) 5 green onions
Garlic - 2 cloves (or more if you love the garlic like me!)
Cilantro - one bunch, about a fistful
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Cumin - 1/2 teaspoon
Cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
- peel garlic, de-stem and core tomatoes, prep onion
- pulse onion and garlic in processor until roughly chopped
- add tomato and cilantro, pulse until chunky salsa consistency
- if you want salsa thicker drain some of the liquid off at this time
- add salt, cumin and cinnamon, pulse just a time or two to mix well
Store the salsa in a jar in the fridge for up to a couple of weeks. Or freeze in a freezer safe container or bag for year round fresh salsa - woohoo!
My Favorite Variations
Add Beans (black or black eyed peas) & Corn, add about a cup to three cups salsa, after the fact
Add some Mango or Strawberries, add to the food processor with other ingredients
Add Pepper (green chilies or banana peppers), very finely chop and add in a bit at a time to reach desired heat