My mother is always making homemade salsa. She is either using her tomatoes from a grocery trip that need used up, canned, or in the summer fresh. So it inspired me to make salsa of my own. Family loves it and it is EASY, which is my middle name! This is just a base for any type of salsa you may want to make, whether it be fresh, fruit, canned, hot or mild. Experiment with it!
3 jalapeno peppers (more or less depending on your heat level)
1 medium onion quartered
1 garlic clove, halved
drizzle of olive oil
3 14 ounce cans of whole tomtatoes
4 fresh cilantro sprigs
1/2 tsp salt
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Quarter the onion and place on a baking sheet with jalapenos and garlic. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Cook until the peppers are blistering. approx. 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and take the stems out of the jalapenos. If the you prefer you can sweat the jalapenos to remove the outer skin. Do this by placing in a bowl while hot and covering with plastic wrap for 20 min.
Place onion and garlic in food processor; cover and pulse four times. Add the tomatoes, cilantro, salt and jalapenos. Cover and process until desired consitency.
Chill and serve with chips.
Note: Jalapenos vary in heat. I usually cook three, and add two. If the heat is not hot enough I add the last one during the tomatoe process.