I recently reconnected with my stepbrother after a number of years. The first thing he told me (not kidding!) was that in all the years since we’d seen each other he had yet to find a salsa that measured up to mine. A proud moment for me as a big sister, a cook, and a salsa lover. 🙂
And he’s not wrong. Not to toot my own horn (okay, maybe a little), but this stuff is pretty awesome.
You can make this chunky by just pulsing in a food processor, or smoother by using a blender. For this batch, I used the blender. During the height of tomato season I use fresh tomatoes, but most of the year canned tomatoes work just fine. I especially like the newish “fire-roasted” diced tomato variety, for a little extra smoky flavor. You can also roast the veggies before throwing them in for an extra smoky finish as well.
April’s Famous Salsa
1/2 cup red or yellow onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 – 1 jalapeno, (green or red or a bit of both – stemmed & seeded)
3-4 tomatillos, husked and quartered
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp. lime juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin
1 handful fresh cilantro (about 1/3 – 1/2 cup)
1 can diced (fire-roasted or regular) tomatoes (or use 3-4 large ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped)
In a blender or food processor, add onion, jalapeno, garlic, tomatillos, lime juice and cilantro. Pulse or puree (pulse for chunkier texture, puree for smoother salsa). Scrape down sides and add tomatoes, salt and cumin. Pulse to combine. Check texture and blend more if you’d like it smoother. Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed.
Makes about 2 cups. Store in an airtight container. This will keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks (if it lasts that long!).