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Homemade Salsa – (in your food processor!)

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I think homemade salsa has got to be one of my favorite things, especially if I have tomatoes that I’ve grown myself! This recipe couldn’t be easier since your for processor does the work for you!

For most of my married life I have had a garden, but for logistical reasons, I haven’t had one the past few years. I do still grow tomatoes, however, and my tomato plants are letting them loose at a frightening pace! We picked 20 just today alone! Salsa is a perfect thing to do with many of these tomatoes!

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homemade salsa

For this recipe you will need:

    • 8 medium tomatoes
    • 1 large or 2 medium green peppers
    • 8 cloves garlic (I like mine with a lot of garlic, but you could leave some out if you are not a garlic fan)
    • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro (cilantro is an acquired taste, and for this reason it can be optional)
    • 1/2 red onion
    • 1 McCormick seasoning packet McCormick Produce Partners mild salsa seasoning mix, .7-oz., packet

It really is as simple as doing a rough chop on all your ingredients and then putting them in the food processor beginning with just the tomatoes. I did my tomatoes in three batches to keep the liquid from coming out of the top and going everywhere! You will only want to pulse it because tomatoes break down in no time, and you don’t want them to be complete liquid. Put them in a big bowl.

Next, throw the green peppers, garlic, and cilantro into the now empty food processor, again only pulsing until it is the consistency you are looking for…this will take longer than the tomatoes. Lastly, put in the seasoning packet.

Enjoy! The best part is that it gets better the longer it sits.

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