I have been playing around with this recipe for awhile now and I feel like I’m finally happy with it so, I thought I’d share it. I know there are a couple of you that have been waiting for this recipe and here it is, FINALLY!

Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa (Makes about 6 cups)

  • 12 roma tomatoes (set 5 aside to dice up)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup of diced red onion
  • juice of 2 limes
  • Kosher Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • serrano pepper (optional)

Pull out your trusty blender for this recipe. Last year The Mister bought me a VITAMIX and it’s amazing for blending up just about anything.

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[If you are using a regular blender, I suggest cutting 7 tomatoes up into 4 wedges each.]

[If you are using a VITAMIX just throw in two tomatoes at a time.]

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1. Put tomatoes, and garlic cloves into the blender and blend until smooth. The mixture will look pink but don’t worry.

2. Pour tomato mixture into a large bowl.

3. Before you dice up the other 5 tomatoes, make sure to scrape out the pulp from them. I find that if you leave the pulp the salsa is way more liquidy. The other tomatoes that were pureed have plenty of pulp so no worries.

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Dice the  tomatoes up and add to the pureed tomatoes.

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4. Add red onion, cilantro and the juice from those two limes. If you notice I have NOT added any serrano pepper. That is because red onions this time of year are so astringent and spicy that I didn’t think it needed any serrano. Plus, I like my salsa MILD.

5. This is where you would add a diced serrano pepper if you decide that’s what you want to do.

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6. Salt & Pepper to taste and mix well with a spoon.

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Now, remember that i said it would be pink–that’s because the blender frothed it up–once it sits for a bit, it will look more red.

I pour my salsa in a tall mason jars and put them in refrigerator overnight.

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The next morning the flavors have melded together and it is absolutely DELICIOUS! Some days I can’t wait so I have some then but it always tastes better after it’s sat in the refrigerator for a little while.

P.S. For my local readers, this is really as close to the Antonio’s fresh tomato salsa as I have gotten. Hope you get to try the recipe!

~Mrs Galvan~