Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe
Restaurant style salsa! Fresh tomatoes, jalapenos and lime make this homemade fresh tomato salsa recipe exactly the salsa you want to dip your chips in. I am always making this recipe when I’m in the mood for homemade salsa.
I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time containing myself from buying too much every time I’m at my farmer’s market or favorite local produce shop.
How could you resist not going home with one of everything here??
Greens of every kind (I came home with swiss chard, fresh spinach and dandelion greens on this trip), local tomatoes (ours typically come from Ruskin, FL and you can literally smell the freshness as you walk up to the boxes of tomatoes), and a variety of beautiful eggplants, peppers and squashes you don’t typically see on your regular trip to the grocery store. Produce heaven!! I love it. Absolutely love it.
I pretty much always come home with a big bag of tomatoes. That’s a given.
One of my favorite things I like to make with fresh tomatoes is salsa. Have you tried making your own salsa? It’s so easy! I sometimes use fire roasted canned tomatoes, but when it’s a season I can get my hands on awesome tomatoes I use those instead – the flavor is so fresh and incredible.
To make my Fresh Tomato Salsa recipe you will need a few ingredients:
- ripe tomatoes
- olive oil
- fresh cilantro
- ground cumin
- Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
That’s the basic line up to make the freshest homemade salsa you will ever dip your chips into.
Put everything in a large food processor (or blender) and pulse several times.
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- 1 1/2 pounds fresh, ripe tomatoes, cut into large pieces
- 1 small onion, cut into large pieces
- 1 or 2 jalapeños, seeded and cut in large pieces (1 or 2 jalapeños depends on your desired heat level)
- 2 limes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 handful (1 cup) fresh cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Before adding the tomatoes to the food processor, gently squeeze out juices (this will avoid salsa becoming to watery). Cut the onions into large pieces.
- Add the tomatoes to the KitchenAid® 14-Cup Food Processor along with onion, jalapeño, juice of two limes, olive oil and fresh cilantro. Season the batch of tomatoes, onions and jalapeños with cumin, a big pinch of salt and pepper.
- Process salsa by hitting the Pulse button of the KitchenAid® Food Processor 15-20 times, until it is at the consistency you are looking for.
- Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if necessary.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days for best flavor.
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