I am a hug fan of dips. All kinds of them. I could have dips for every meal. Forget the main dish – just give me appetizers and dips.
One of the all time greatest dips is obviously salsa. Any kind of salsa. It’s a classic and shows up most every time we have people over. Especially when the activity is watching football. And there is just something about an awesome homemade salsa. So fresh and full of flavor. And you can add as much fresh cilantro as you like. I LOVE cilantro.
So today I bring you a fantastic homemade salsa. Perfect for the super bowl weekend coming up. I made this a couple weekends ago and it didn’t last long. The hubs and I couldn’t stop eating it. We pretty much licked the bowl. Once it was gone, he immediately requested that I make it again. It’s like an explosion of flavor in your mouth.
And it’s easy to make.
Start by cutting the jalapenos in quarters and removing the centers. How pretty are bright green fresh jalapenos? I love them.
Then chop up some cilantro, the most fanatic herb ever. It just gets me all excited.
This next step is important. You have a choice to make. Do you like a really juicy salsa or more of a chunky salsa? Personally I like juice and plenty of chunk. Depending on preference, open up the canned tomatoes and either remove the juice (you can set it aside to add back in later if you want more juice) or keep it mixed in with the tomatoes.
Put the tomatoes (with or without juice) into a food processor and pulse a few times to cut the tomatoes down to the right size. Again that kind of depends on preference. I pulsed mine about 6 times. More juices will be released from the tomatoes during this step, so have no fear – more juice will appear. Sorry, no more rhyming. This juice I kept.
Toss the tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro into a medium sized bowl.
Chop the onion in a food processor or by hand. Then add the onion, garlic, salt and lime juice to the bowl and mix it up nicely. And now you have the perfect salsa. The lime juice really makes it! Yuuuummmmmmy!!
Modified from Tide and Thyme