Homestyle Salsa

We eat a lot of Mexican food in our house. From quesadillas to chicken enchiladas, we are always needing salsa around our house. In a pinch, we'll use the kind in a jar, but we all prefer homemade. This recipe is one that we've been making in my family for years.  It never disappoints and can always be adjusted to taste.

Here's what you need: canned tomatoes, minced garlic, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, lime juice, onion, white vinegar, salt and pepper.
Here's how you make it:
Cut your jalapeno peppers in half length-wise, remove top and seeds and discard. If you like your salsa really spicy leave the seeds intact. I will usually discard most of them, but leave a few for some heat.
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and puree to desired consistency.

Homestyle Salsa

2 cans of tomatoes
2-3 jalapeno peppers
1 small onion chopped
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp. cilantro
1/2 tsp. salt or more
1/3 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. lime juice
2 Tbsp. white vinegar

Seed your jalapeno peppers. Put all ingredients in blender and puree to desired consistency. You may need to add more salt or more jalapeno peppers to taste.

Enjoy alongside your Mexican dishes or just serve it with a big bowl of chips. Either way, you're sure to make some people very happy. And, you won't hear them say, "This stuff's made in New York City!" Unless, of course, that's where you live.

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  1. Yummy! We've been eating lots of Mexican lately too.

  2. That looks so good and I know it is...because this is how we make salsa in our family too!
    give or take a pinch of something. I don't think we've used the vinegar. I'll have to give that one a try. We usually put olive oil instead. Now... I want some salsa.
    I'll have to make some before Thanksgiving. WE eat salsa on everything! no need for chips. :) Pat
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  3. That looks so good! So fresh too.

  4. This looks great!

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  5. Your salsa looks very tasty. I have made homemade salsa a few times and absolutely love it. It's a wonder I don't make it more often. I love the freshness and the fact that I can control what's in there. Thanks for the reminder!

  6. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy.

  7. Now that looks yummy.....I'll take that bite!

  8. That salsa looks REALLY good!! And it looks easy to make, too. Gonna share this with my sisters. :)

  9. This salsa looks so good and fresh! YUM

  10. Hi Nici,
    Your Home Style Salsa looks so good, this would be great! Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Ohh, that looks so good! I was thinking about making salsa sometime soon. Looks yum-o.

  12. Yum yum yum! I'm always looking for new and easy salsa recipes!

    I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

  13. There is nothing better than fresh, homemade salsa! This looks so delicious. Using the blender is an excellent idea!! So much easier than my method. :) Thanks for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!

  14. This salsa looks fantastic! I definitely will be trying it out soon.

    the lowercase h

  15. This looks so yummy and so easy! I loooove homemade salsa!!

  16. Thanks so much for linking up at the Ginger Jamboree! I hope to see you there next week!


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