Salsa is one of my favorite things to eat. I put it on pretty much everything I eat other than fruit – potatoes, rice, corn, beans, salads. I love the way homemade salsa smells of freshly chopped cilantro, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and fragrant cumin. There is really nothing better than the salsa I make at home. It’s super quick and cheap to make, and each batch lasts me for at least a week. I don’t usually measure the ingredients, I just taste it after I’ve blended the main ingredients and add spices according to my own preferences. The basic recipe is below, but you can really make it your own and add whatever you like. Also, I try to keep my salt intake pretty low and have found that the lime juice can pretty much take the place of the salt. I still add a little bit, but not much at all.
2 cans diced tomatoes (with green chiles if you like a little extra spice)
1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
1/2 bunch of cilantro
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
1 1/2 limes, juiced
3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 tbsp cumin (I looove cumin so I probably use more than this)
a pinch of salt
Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and pulse five to ten times until incorporated, but still somewhat chunky. Add more cumin, salt or lime juice if desired.