Whether using fresh tomatoes from your garden or canned tomatoes, this homemade salsa is a must try!
I make a double batch every year when all of my tomatoes are ready from my garden and can them.
But, we always go through it quickly and I end up making a batch in the winter using canned tomatoes.
I use my food processor and pulse the ingredients to make this salsa even easier.
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How to Make Fresh and Easy Homemade Salsa
It’s simply tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
If you are using fresh tomatoes, I find that if you cut them in half and squeeze some of the water and seeds out that it makes for a thicker salsa and not so watery.
I do not use the seeds from the jalapeno because my kids devour this salsa at a rate faster than you would believe, but feel free to leave some seeds in if you prefer spicy.
Honestly, I prefer to eat this fresh, but I can it in a hot water bath for 20 minutes so we can enjoy it for months.
It processes for 20 minutes if you chose to can it in jars.
This recipe will fill 3 pint size jars or 6 half pint jars with homemade salsa.
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Fresh and Easy Homemade Salsa
A fresh and delicious tried and true salsa recipe!
- 4 cups crushed or pureed tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups finely diced or pureed onions
- 2 finely diced jalapenos (no seeds)
- 1 cup diced cilantro
- 3 Tbsps lime juice
- 1 Tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic finely minced
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Serve fresh just like this or if canning, divide into jars and process in a hot water canner for 20 minutes.
Hint: If using fresh tomatoes, cut them in half and squeeze slightly over a bowl to get rid of some of the water and seeds before pureeing or dicing them. This will make your salsa thicker and not watery.