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homemade salsa

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Kelly Williams
Forked River, NJ

Back when I lived in Indiana, I had a HUGE garden and one year grew way too many tomatoes! I made tomato EVERYTHING! Including homemade salsa! I couldn't believe how truely easy it was and have never bought another jar since! In the summer I made it using fresh tomatoes straight from the garden, and in the winter I made them from my homemade stewed tomatoes. So you can use either one. (Photo by me/Salsa is on the right-hand side behind the chips.)

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For homemade salsa

  • 8-10
    fresh tomatoes, peeled then stewed, can sub 1 (28 oz.) can del monte original stewed tomatoes, save juice aside
  • 1 small
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1
    green bell pepper, diced
  • 2-4
    fresh jalapenos, more if you like it super hot
  • 1/8 tsp.
    garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp.
  • 1/8 tsp.
  • 1/8 tsp.
  • 1 1/2 tsp.
  • 1 Tbl.
  • 1 tsp.
  • 3/4 cup
    homemade tomato paste or 1 (6 oz.) can

How To Make homemade salsa

  • 1
    Saute green pepper, 1 jalapeno and onion in a little juice and 1 Tbl. butter for 5 minutes, set aside. In blender, chop, don't puree!, tomatoes, 1-3 jalapenos and spices, sugar and oregano. Pour into sauteed peppers and onions. Bring to a boil and boil 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar and tomato paste til dissolved. Chill. Serve with white corn tortilla chips. Or use in your favorite Mexican recipe!