Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Homemade salsa is delicious. It's just a fact. Ever since Michael and I found the most perfect salsa at a tiny restaurant in RVA I've been trying my best to replicate it. With this recipe, I think I've almost got it! Clearly there isn't a whole lotta skill when it comes to mashing things together to make salsa, but dang it's good.
What you'll need:
9 large roma tomatoes
1/2 small onion (diced)
3 large cloves garlic (minced)
1 medium jalapeño (minced) 
seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon salt & 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (optional)
1/4 cup cilantro
 How to make it happen:
Step 1: De-seed your jalapeño and throw it into a food processor along with your garlic cloves. Process until minced.
Step 2: Parboil your tomatoes & peel the skins off. De-seed and lightly process in the food processor. If you like your salsa smooth, go crazy. If you like it chunky, process half the tomatoes and dice up the rest. 
Step 3: Dice your onion and add it to your tomato-garlic-jalapeño mixture.
Step 4: Add your lime juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
Step 5: Shred your cilantro, mix it in, and serve!

Yes, it tastes as good as it looks.
 Now that I've got a full stock of fresh salsa and chips I'm ready to have people over and make some margaritas. 
Who's game?



  1. me! me! me! i've been trying to perfect the perfect mexican restaurant salsa as well!

  2. I was definitely thinking, "I am totally going to make this" until the food processor part came along. I'm going to need to scoop one up just so I can make this! It looks delicious!

    1. Hey Morgan!
      You could either finely chop everything & mash the tomatoes OR if you are in the market for a food processor you can get small ones for under $30!!

  3. totally had to go to my favorite salsa place for dinner last night. can't resist chips and good salsa...and a glass of sangria ;)

  4. Meeee!!!!
    And that salsa looks amazing, I will definitely be making this for Packer games!

  5. I'm game! Salsa, chips and margaritas are the ingredients to a perfect night in my opinion! A tip I've figured out over years of salsa making is to be sure to salt liberally. Adding a bit of salt to your salsa may be exactly what you need to make it match your favorite salsa!

  6. Oh you and your yummy looking recipes! Salsa and chips happens to be one of my favorite things so I'm marking this as one to try!

  7. meet you at beaver stadium on nov. 24 for psu vs. uw? you bring the salsa, i've got the margssss.

  8. Thanks for the recipe! I think I will have a ton of tomatoes from my garden this year. This will be perfect!

    Lisa B


  9. Oh you are speaking our language! This looks so good! Mind telling us which RVA restaurant had your favorite salsa? :-)

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

    1. Of course! It's a hole in the wall place on Broad called Su Casa- teeny tiny but DELICIOUS!

  10. oh so yummy! my best friend makes salsa, I am going to give her this recipe!!


  11. Yummmm this looks amazing! Definitely going to try this. Fresh salsa is the best ever!


  12. Chips and salsa is amazing...homemade salsa is even better! My husband and I finally found a great one online too. It's similar to yours. We love cilantro so we always add a lot. Yummy!

  13. Yum yum! I'm not sure why in the world it is so hard to perfect a homemade salsa! I'm going to try your recipe next :)

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