Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Addictive Fresh Tasting Canned Tomato Salsa

We love this salsa and I love, love, love cilantro!  This salsa has a ton of cilantro!   I love the convenience of being able to have fresh salsa anytime I want...and not having to wait until the summer when good tasting tomatoes are available.  The cilantro and vinegar make this salsa unique.  I received a version of this salsa recipe from the wife of one of my husband's colleagues.  We went to their baby daughter's baptism.  After the baptism there was a party at their home.  We sat down at the appetizer table and when we tasted this salsa, we didn't want to leave.  My son said, "Mom, we NEED this recipe! " (Yes, we are foodies!) We made a batch of this yesterday and it is gone!

1 large can (28 ounces or so) diced tomatoes
One bunch of cilantro leaves, not the stems (or less if you desire)
1/2 small white onion (not yellow)
1/2 small fresh jalapeno pepper
3 cloves garlic
6-7 tablespoons white vinegar
1-2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Put tomatoes, cilantro leaves, onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper in food processor.  Process for 10 seconds or so, depending on how small you want the vegetables.  Then add vinegar, salt, and pepper.   Adjust vinegar and salt to taste.

Our nephew Kurt has been in Mexico on a mission for our church for the past two years!  He comes home this week.  We are making the four hour drive to see him at his homecoming.  This recipe is a hats off to Kurt for his service.  He has loved the people and also the food!  Grandma asked him to bring home recipes!


Allie and Pattie said...

Yum! Salsa never lasts long here- Allie can eat a batch by herself!
xoxo pattie

The Fajdich Times said...

Your Salsa sounds yummy. Can't wait to try:)