I have tomatoes coming out my ears. Somehow I got it in my head that it would be a good idea to order in bulk from my CSA so last week I brought home a 25-pound box of tomatoes. Oh, yes I did.
I spent one entire day slicing and roasting tomatoes for future use on pizza and pasta, but that only got rid of half my tomatoes. I still had at least 10 pounds left.
So I decided to try my hand at a homemade cooked salsa recipe with fresh tomatoes. Oh yeah . . .
Yesterday I donned my apron and got to work blanching and peeling tomatoes. That took quite a while.
Then it was time to chop. I chopped tomatoes, I chopped onions, I chopped green peppers and jalepeño peppers and garlic and cilantro, and I threw it all into a big pot on the stove to simmer until the flavors were all married and happy.
FINALLY, after waiting an ETERNITY for it to cool, I set up my camera and started taking pictures. Because what else would a food blogger do when she has a new recipe that is as beautiful as this???
I know, right?? How can you not be drooling on your keyboard right now?
This has been my dinner two nights in a row. Seriously! And if you want the perfect accompaniment, try my easy margarita recipe!
So you want the recipe? Of course you do.
- 8 cups peeled chopped tomatoes
- 2 large green peppers, diced
- 2 medium onions, diced
- 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
- 5-6 teaspoons salt (to taste)
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- 2 oz chopped hot green chillies (1/2 a can)
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- 2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- Combine everything except lime and cilantro in a large stockpot and heat to boiling.
- Reduce heat and simmer for an hour or until flavors are mingled.
- Remove from the heat and add cilantro and lime juice. Add more if desired. This is totally up to your tastes.
- Chill and serve cold with tortilla chips and a [url href=”https://www.jolynneshane.com/best-margaritas.html”]margarita[/url].
13 thoughts on “Homemade Cooked Salsa Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes”
I’ve never made my own salsa, which is strange, because I LOVE salsa (especially fresh) sooo much… you may have motivated me enough (by the pics) to give it a go!
How do you keep the roasted tomatoes for future use? Do you freeze them?
YES! I plan to do a post on that too. 🙂
with your salsa, how do you syore it? Can it or freeze? i too am curious about your roasted tomatoes.
I don’t want to mess with canning, so if there’s any left after a day or two, I’ll freeze it in ziploc baggies. It didn’t make as much as I’d hoped.
* store. sorry. thanks, i’ll be watching as i too am in the process of canning tomatoes. 🙂
I had the same question as someone else did … how do you store the roasted tomatoes?? Also, the margarita in the picture looks great! I’ve never made cooked salsa, only fresh salsa. I imagine the flavours are more blended and maybe slightly mellower?
I just store the roasted tomatoes in ziploc bags. And yes, the cooked salsa is mellower – that’s a good word for it. It’s more like the jars at the grocery store. I actually prefer the raw salsa, but I was afraid my tomatoes were too soft to be able to chop them nicely. And I wanted to make a TON so I thought this would be easier.
Would love a post on how you roast your tomatoes and other veggies! Thanks!
I’m on it! 🙂
That salsa looks seriously amazing. Yum! Love all the discoveries I’m making through the Real Food Roundup! Stop by my blog sometime if you get a chance 🙂 Have a lovely day!
Delicious !!! Thank you for posting. This was the first time try at homemade
So glad you enjoyed it!