One of my favorite group of bloggers are sharing our favorite game day appetizer recipes just in time for the Super Bowl and this homemade salsa is my very favorite game day snack.
If you have never made homemade salsa, you really need to! It is so much better than the stuff in the jar! You can make this recipe with canned tomatoes, but in my opinion, fresh tomatoes are the way to go. My husband and I say that we are salsa snobs. We visit some restaurants just for the salsa. I know what certain restaurants use in their recipes that I like. So I played around with the ingredients until I came up with a recipe of my own that was exactly what I want my salsa to be. My favorite restaurant adds chopped cucumber in their recipe so I have some on hand, I will add it to this recipe.
When I have this homemade salsa in my fridge, I can’t wait to get home to eat it. In fact, I planned on taking more pictures of my salsa, but I couldn’t because I started eating it.
You can make this in a food processor but if you want chunky salsa, chop your tomatoes by hand and add the tomatoes directly into the salsa after processing.
Tip: To easily peel the tomatoes, drop the tomato into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds or when the skin begins to peel away. Take the tomatoes out, remove the skins and place in a colander to drain.
- 6 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 large green bell pepper
- 4 cloves of chopped garlic
- 1 Tablespoon jalapenos
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
- juice of one lime
- Dice tomatoes, peppers, and onion, Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
- You made need to add more salt. I have found that if my chips are not very salty, the salsa will need a little more salt.