The past couple of years I have had zero luck in growing my own tomatoes. So this year, I said the heck with it. But I do miss the taste of fresh from the vine warm tomatoes.
While I was grinding away on this homemade salsa I kept thinking “this isn’t gonna be the same with canned tomatoes”. But I was quite wrong. The garlic, onion and fresh cilantro give it enough of a “fresh” taste. You really can’t tell that this salsa is from canned tomatoes.
Phew, this is super hot stuff though! If you can’t stand the heat, you may want to go lighter on the cilantro and maybe even omit one can of the Rotel tomatoes. It makes my mouth burn but I kinda enjoy the delicious torture!
from Brown Eyed Baker
28oz can whole tomatoes
(2) 10oz cans Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 clove garlic
1/2 medium onion
juice of 1/2 lime
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1. In a large food processor, toss in all ingredients and process until you get your desired consistency whether you like it chunky style or finely chopped like mine. Refrigerate for a few hours to enable flavors to meld together nicely. Enjoy!
* Oh and be ready to share this homemade salsa with friends and family, it makes a huge batch!