It is no secret that I love salsa. As Brooke knows I could quite easily polish off a bag of corn chips and tomato salsa just watching TV or a movie. However I do have to admit, up until recently I was still buying the one from the shops. Why not though? It is just so convenient. The major problem with store bought tomato salsa is it is full of unnecessary sodium, sugar and artificial flavouring. Little did I know though how easy homemade tomato salsa is!
Not only can this recipe for tomato salsa be made is less than 5 minutes its fresh flavours are unbeatable. For our recipe we use one can of tinned tomatoes, red onion, coriander, chilli, garlic fresh lime juice and season with cumin, smoked paprika and salt and pepper. If you’re like me I like my salsa a bit spicier, so we used a combination of red and green chilli. However you can simply just use one jalapeno.
To mix simply blitz in the food processor or with a stick blender. I like my salsa a bit chunky so only blitz for a couple of seconds at a time until you reach a nice consistency. Your salsa may be slightly watery once blitzed. Strain some of the extra liquid leaving you with a rich flavourful salsa.
Chill your tomato salsa for a couple of hours to enhance the flavours. Serve with some oven-crisped corn chips. This recipe can also be used to accompany our simple guacamole or even as a topping for our pulled pork tacos!
- 1 tin tinned tomatoes, diced
- ½ red onion, roughly chopped
- ½ cup coriander
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 green chilli, sliced
- 1 red chilli, sliced
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- ½ tsp. cumin
- ½ tsp. ground pepper
- 1 lime, juiced
- Place all ingredients in food processor.
- Blitz or pulse for a couple of seconds.
- Drain excess liquid from salsa.
- Chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
- Serve with oven-crisped corn chips.