Homemade Salsa

A fresh salsa is a delicious salsa! Not only is it cheaper to make your own, but it seriously will bring all the boys to the yard!
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  • 6-8 tomatoes
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup to 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 jalapenos, diced, most seeds discarded, leaving a few in, or as many as you dare! (only add one pepper with little or no seeds and little or no or the white meat if you like it very mild)
  • 2 limes (or about 2-3 tbsp lime juice)


Bring a pot of water to a boil. Drop your tomatoes in, as many as can stay submerged at a time, for one minute, then pull them out and into an ice bath until they are chilled enough to handle. Reserving one, cut them in half, cut out the stem, and peel the skin off. The skin should come off very easily due to the boiling. Add all but the one reserved to a food processor. Add your half of your onions to the processor, and all your garlic, cilantro, jalapenos (as much or as little as you like depending on how hot you want it), and the juice from two limes. Process it until there are no big chunks. Pour it into a bowl. Chop up the last tomato and add the last of your chopped onions and stir! This will give you a super fresh tasting, brightly colored salsa! If you want to try something a little different, try adding this mixture into a pot and cooking it for a while, which will thicken the salsa and combine the flavors a little more.