Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Year-Round Salsa

Salsa is so delicious in the summer when the tomatoes are ripe, but what about the winter? I still crave that fresh tomato taste of zesty salsa, but don't want to use bland tomatoes. The solution is in the pantry, as canned tomatoes are perfect for salsa! Break out your food processor, dump everything into the bowl, and blend it up. You'll have delicious, fresh salsa all year round, that tastes so much better than jarred!

Year-Round Salsa
Fresh and flavorful, and made with ingredients in your pantry!
Makes 3 cups

1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 of an onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeds removed (unless you want it spicy!)
1/2 of a green bell pepper, chopped (optional)
1 32 oz. can crushed tomatoes

1 tsp. salt
2 T. lime juice (1 lime)
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. sugar

Put the cilantro, onion, garlic, jalapeno and bell pepper in the bowl of a food processor or blender, and pulse a few times to combine. Add tomatoes, salt, lime juice, cumin and sugar, and blend until totally mixed, about 10 seconds. Taste for seasoning and add more salt or sugar, if needed. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe by Sarah Lang

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