Recipe: Homemade Salsa

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Is there anything better than homemade salsa? I think not.

The other night, my husband and I used some of our Farmers Market Basket stash to make a batch of salsa. It was the first time I’d attempted something like that, and it turned out really well.

First, we chopped the two tomatoes.



And, the onion. I used half of the large onion I got in my basket, but if I was doing it again, I’d probably only use 1/4 of the onion with two tomatoes.


I enlisted the hubby to chop the poblano pepper. I thought it would be spicy, but it really tasted more like a bell pepper. It was good, though.


The last ingredient was the cilantro. Boy, was that good in the salsa. As with the onions, it was a little heavy-tasting. In retrospect, I would have used a little less, but this was my first time working with cilantro, so I didn’t know.


And, the end result:


OH MY GOSH it was SO GOOD! We seriously ate almost all of it. It was a little more time consuming than I thought it would be to chop up all the veggies, but the end results was worth it. Also, it could have used one more tomato. It was a little heavy on the onion, but it’s all trial and error, I guess. The recipe below uses less onion than I did in ours.

Homemade Salsa

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  1. Mmmm. Homemade salsa.

    Here’s my recommendations:

    Yes, tone down the onion, or tone up the tomatoes.

    To get more of a restaurant SALSA instead of Pico de Gallo, throw about half of it in the blender. That way, it’s still chunky, but you’ve got some sauce too.

    Lime juice and salt… Yum. That totally makes it.

  2. I haven’t tried making my own salsa, probably b/c I don’t have any garden tomatoes, etc. I have found in general I don’t care for cilantro, but love it in salsa. This does look so good!!

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