Years ago, I met a friend who taught me how to make salsa. Another Tejas favorite (along with my guacamole tortillas). We both love green chilies, a hot pepper mostly grown in New Mexico, so I was excited about the opportunity. In Texas, many make salsa from jalapenos (which you could also use along with any other hot pepper), but having spend much time in New Mexico growing up, I really longed for those green chilies in my salsa!
I am thrilled that I no longer have to buy green chile salsa in a can or a jar….
This recipe is fairly approximate. Yes, you could use canned ingredients, but it is oh, so much better fresh! In our area, green chiles are sold once a year, so I buy tons and freeze them. You can also buy them in a can, or frozen in some areas of the country.
Spicey Homemade Salsa
- 3-4 whole tomatoes (about 1 pound)
- 1/2 tsp of sea salt
- 1-2 whole green chiles with the stem cut off, but you can use jalepenos or another chile (I use mild for my younger son)
- 1 large whole clove of garlic
- 1/4 cup of chopped onions
- a few sprigs of cilantro
Place all of the ingredients into a food processor, or blender, and blend. You can add a touch of fresh-squeezed lime juice for extra flavor. Serve with chips or tacos!
How do you make your salsa? Please share!