homemade salsa


If you have a garden, you may be like us and have an over abundance of freshly grown vegetables.  When we start to get a lot of tomatoes and jalapeños, I love to make homemade salsa.  I found this recipe a couple of years ago from Jeff Mauro (watched him on Food Network Star and all his food looked so good), I actually make a couple of his recipes and they are all delicious!  We absolutely love this salsa, especially on my fish tacos – recipe to come!  Since our tomatoes are on the smaller side, I decided to use 6 instead of 4.  I don’t think that was enough since my salsa looks a little orange instead of red, but still tastes just as great!  If you are a fan of salsa make sure you try this recipe out.

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 slicing tomatoes, quartered (about 3 pounds)
2 cloves garlic
1 jalapeno (I like to keep the seeds in for some heat, remove seeds if you do not like spicy)
1 white onion, quartered
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
3 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Juice of 2 limes


Position a rack on the top of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.  In a large bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, the tomatoes, garlic, jalapeno, onions and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place the vegetables on a baking sheet and roast until soft, 20 to 25 minutes.  Add the roasted vegetables to a food processor with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, the cilantro, vinegar, sugar and lime juice. Pulse until chunky. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

xox jess



2 thoughts on “homemade salsa”

  1. What a green thumb both you and your husband have. I have been reading all your blogs and saving them. As soon as we are settled in our new home you can be sure iam going to try all your delicious looking recipes. Keep on blogging huge fan!!!!

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