I love Salsa! Not the dance, the food! (OK, salsa dancing would be fun if I were a better dancer, but today I'm talking about the food.)
The best salsa, is made with vegetables fresh from the garden, or a farmer's market. I love the taste of tomatoes fresh from the garden. My parents always had a garden while we were growing up. We were supposed to weed the garden for 1/2 an hour every day during the summer. Sometimes we did it and sometimes we just went out to the garden and played for a while and then said we had done our weeding. But I loved to go out and sample the vegetables from the garden, the cherry tomatoes were the best.
Anyway, back to salsa. Like I said fresh is always best, but I love salsa so much that I want to eat it all year, even in the dead of winter when there are no really fresh vegetables available, at least where I live. So I went looking for a good recipe that I could make from canned vegetables. This is the best one I found. It's simple to make and delicious!
Recipe from Copykat.com, adapted by me
1 (14.5) oz can tomatoes and green chilies
1 (14.5) oz can tomatoes
1 jalapeno, seeded and membranes removed
1/4 cup onion, chopped
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
3/4 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Put the onion and jalapeno in a blender or food processor and blend for a few seconds, until they are small pieces. Then add the rest of the ingredients, process just until blended. You still want to have small pieces, you don't want it to be too runny, or watery. Then pour into a bowl and ENJOY!