Homemade Salsa

I LOVE Salsa! LOVE! Homemade of course! Not that jarred crap! lol So I wanted to make a fresh yummy salsa so this is what I came up with…

1 1/2 pounds of roma tomatoes
cumin, to taste
cayenne pepper, to taste (or if you can’t handle the spice, don’t add it)
Chili powder, taste
Kosher salt, To taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Cilantro
One large yellow onion, small dice
4 limes, juiced
4 jalapenos, seeded or not, depending how spicy you like your salsa
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So grab a big ol pot and fill it with water,
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place on a large burner and heat to high heat, get that baby boiling

While the pot of water boils wash and core your tomatoes
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and then cut and X in the bottom
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(this will help to peel them after you boil them)

once the water comes to a boil add the cored tomatoes
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Boil them for about 7-10 minutes and while they boil grab a medium sized bowl and fill it with ice and then water
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to make an ice bath and set next to the boiling tomatoes on the counter.

throw the jalapenos in with the tomatoes as well,
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then after about 10 minutes, or you see the skin on the tomatoes has started to peel away from the tomato, pull the tomatoes out with a slotted spoon,
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and place tomatoes and jalapenos in the ice bath,
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this stops them from continuing to cook, and easier to handle sooner when you go and chop them up

Start by peeling the skin off the tomatoes, you can start by pulling it off with a knife on the bottom where you made the X
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Peel all the tomatoes, and place them on a cutting board.
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Cut the tops and bottoms off the jalapenos and cut them in half,
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then cut the tomatoes in half and chop them up. You can remove the seeds if you would like, but I like the seeds, so I just keep them
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Then add the tomatoes to a medium bowl,
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then dice the jalapeno’s up,
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or you can deseed them before. I left the seeds in, so chop them up in a smallish dice, add the jalapenos to the tomatoes
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Then chop up the onion in a smallish dice as well,
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add to tomatoes and Jalapeno
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Then I decided to add some garlic, so smash and peel 4-5 garlic cloves,
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mince the garlic up
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add to bowl,
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then zest one lime
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into bowl
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and then juice all 4 limes into bowl
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then wash and dry cilantro and remove stems and chop cilantro up finely,
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add to the bowl as well
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then add all the seasonings. I started with 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tbsp cumin, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp Chili powder and then tasted it and you can adjust to your taste, and leave it as is.
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stir everything together, really well, taste and adjust seasoning if you need too.
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I used some of salsa for scrabbled eggs that I made for breakfast
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I also used it for tacos
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Recipe

  • 1 1/2 pounds of roma tomatoes
  • cumin, to taste
  • cayenne pepper, to taste (or if you can’t handle the spice, don’t add it)
  • Chili powder, taste
  • Kosher salt, To taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Cilantro
  • One large yellow onion, small dice
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • 4 jalapenos, seeded or not, depending how spicy you like your salsa
  • So grab a big ol pot and fill it with water, place on a large burner and heat to high heat, get that baby boiling
  • While the pot of water boils wash and core your tomatoes and then cut and X in the bottom (this will help to peel them after you boil them)
  • once the water comes to a boil add the cored tomatoes
  • Boil them for about 7-10 minutes and while they boil grab a medium sized bowl and fill it with ice and then water to make an ice bath and set next to the boiling tomatoes on the counter.
  • throw the jalapenos in with the tomatoes as well, then after about 10 minutes, or you see the skin on the tomatoes has started to peel away from the tomato, pull the tomatoes out with a slotted spoon, and place tomatoes and jalapenos in the ice bath, this stops them from continuing to cook, and easier to handle sooner when you go and chop them up
  • Start by peeling the skin off the tomatoes, you can start by pulling it off with a knife on the bottom where you made the X
  • Peel all the tomatoes, and place them on a cutting board. Cut the tops and bottoms off the jalapenos and cut them in half, then cut the tomatoes in half and chop them up. You can remove the seeds if you would like, but I like the seeds, so I just keep them
  • Then add the tomatoes to a medium bowl, then dice the jalapeno’s up, or you can deseed them before. I left the seeds in, so chop them up in a smallish dice, add the jalapenos to the tomatoes
  • Then chop up the onion in a smallish dice as well, add to tomatoes and Jalapeno
  • Then I decided to add some garlic, so smash and peel 4-5 garlic cloves, mince the garlic up
  • add to bowl, then zest one lime into bowl and then juice all 4 limes into bowl
  • then wash and dry cilantro and remove stems and chop cilantro up finely, add to the bowl as well
  • then add all the seasonings. I started with 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tbsp cumin, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp Chili powder and then tasted it and you can adjust to your taste, and leave it as is.
  • stir everything together, really well, taste and adjust seasoning if you need too.

 

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