Happy Friday Fabbies! If you read my “birthday” blog post, I mentioned that I’ve been making a lot of food homemade, namely dips and sauces. (And ok ok, I know my birthday post was like 7 months ago, but still…) When you have a blender, you can literally make anything. And today, I’m sharing the incredibly easy salsa recipe with you! You only need a handful of ingredients, a blender (or food processor) and your taste buds to taste it!
Before I share the recipe, I have to say that I actually made this post while still living in Phoenix, Arizona, long before I even knew I was moving to Mexico. It is just so ironic that I moved to a country where salsa reigns supreme! The selection of salsas in grocery stores and markets are endless, but even with all of the options, I still prefer to make my own. I can make it is hot as I want, add whatever seasonings I want, and it’s so easy and delicious that I make a large batch of it every single week.
Now let’s get into the recipe! You will need:
- 8-10 roma tomatoes. (Organic is best if you can find some)
- A handful (or more depending on your taste) of cilantro
- 1 red onion. (yellow onions are fine too, I just love red onions)
- Your choice of hot peppers: I use jalapeño or habeñero peppers depending on how hot I want my salsa to be. I typically throw about 2 or 3 jalapeño peppers in there, or 1 habeñero pepper. And if spicy isn’t your thing, you can just omit the peppers altogether. If you like a little spice, you can add half of a jalapeño pepper.
- 1.5 tablespoons of sea salt
- 1 tablespoon of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
- Whatever other seasonings you prefer. I add Tajin seasoning sometimes, Slap Ya Mama seasoning, garlic powder, etc…whatever your tastebuds are wanting, add that!
- High Speed Blender or Food Processor
After you’ve cleaned off your veggies, (Which, by the way, you should ALWAYS do), then cut the tomatoes in half and add them to your blender, followed by chopping the jalapeño peppers, onions, and then add them to the blender as well. Add your cilantro and seasonings, and blend them up!
I only pulse for a short time, because I like my salsa with some texture and kind of chunky. You can blend to your desired texture.
Now you’re ready to store it in a jar! (I use mason jars. You can get them from anywhere: Target, Walmart, your local dollar store, etc.) Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, on tacos, add to your pasta, or whatever else!
Have a great weekend Fabbies!