Homemade Salsa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 9, 2008

My favorite nearby farmer’s market is presently having a “you pick em” Roma tomatoes sale…$.65/lb!!! What! I couldn’t believe it! I spent a few minutes picking through their plants, grabbing the ones that were about to fall off and perfectly ripe! It was quite therapeutic to be out there in the field, by myself, hanging out with the tomato plants, longing for those “simpler” times of the olden days!
With my 12 lbs of tomatoes ($7.80!), I made spaghetti sauce that made enough for 6 meals. I also made 2 batches of salsa. (They gave me 6 hot peppers free!) I plan to get more tomatoes next weekend and will share my homemade spaghetti sauce with you all!

Salsa Fresca
6-8 tomatoes (enough to 3/4 fill the food processor)
1 green pepper
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
4 hot peppers
splash of vinegar

Put it all into the blender/food processor and go! Super tasty, all natural, delicious salsa! Perfect for chips, tacos, egg tortilla casserole…and snacking!

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Jennifer September 9, 2008 at 8:41 am

Wow – and I thought I got a good deal at $1/pound last week. In which I bought 8 pounds. I used 3 lb. for tomato soup, and have used a few more for other things, and now trying to figure out how to use up the rest of them! My absolute favorite salsa recipe actually calls for canned tomatoes, but I think I’m going to be experimenting it with fresh ones now!
How fun to go get to pick your own though – I had to pick mine out of the basket at the grocery store – not nearly as much fun!

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Sherry September 10, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Yum! WE love fresh salsa!

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Jill September 10, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Sounds delicious, I could use some right now!

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