Food Processor Salsa | Fresh Homemade
We love salsa around here. Whenever we have a dinner party at our house it’s an easy appetizer for us to whip up and serve (whether or not we are making a Mexican dish).
It’s super fresh, and because it’s fresh you can taste the difference. It’s addicting – which is only a problem because I end up eating way too many chips… and spoil my dinner.
This recipe makes a lot of salsa. If you are looking for a small container, I would cut the recipe in half and forget about adding the garlic clove (instead you can spice the salsa at the end to taste using a garlic powder or salt).
I like that this recipe makes so much salsa, because we eat it all week long on breakfast burritos, fajitas, tacos, as a salad dressing, or on top of other meats – such as grilled chicken. When I make this salsa, it will fill a four court bowl that I store in my fridge. — We love salsa that much, so it’s okay that it occupies so much real estate in my fridge.
Friends and family are always asking us for this recipe. It’s my husbands, and I wanted it to be one of the first recipes shared on the blog. It took a while longer than expected to post it, because I wanted to make a video tutorial (which took FOREVER to edit). You can view the video HERE (or watch it below). The video is helpful, because the recipe is easy… but it’s nice to see what each step is supposed to look like so you can really master this recipe.
I hope you enjoy this food processor salsa as much as we do! Store it in the fridge, and if you let it sit at least overnight before serving – the flavor will be better!
- 12 medium tomatoes on the vine
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 red onion
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- ½ lemon
- 1 cilantro bunch
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Cut the end of the Jalapeño off and slice one tomato in half. Place the Jalapeño, tomato halves, and garlic clove in a food processor. Blend until ingredients are a soup like consistency. Pour mixture from food processor into a large bowl and set it aside.
- Chop the stems of the cilantro off and place the cilantro in the food processor. Pulse the food processor until the cilantro is finely chopped. (You may need to scrape the sides of the food processor once or twice to get all of the cilantro finely chopped). Add the cilantro to the mixture in the large bowl and set it aside.
- Cut off the ends of the onion and remove the outer layer. Cut the onion in to fourths and add it to the food processor. Pulse the food processor until the onion is diced. (you may need to scrape the sides of the food processor incase the blade misses any of the onion - do this once or twice). Add the diced onion to the large bowl and set it aside. - (there may still be a 1 or two larger chunks of onion - thats okay, just remove the larger chunks)
- Cut or scoop out the stems of the tomatoes. Cut all tomatoes into fourths and put about half of your total tomatoes in the food processor. Pulse the food processor until tomatoes are chopped or chunky. Add tomatoes to the large bowl and repeat this step one or two more times until you have used all of your tomatoes.
- Squeeze juice of ½ lemon into the large bowl, and remove any lemon seeds with a spoon from the bowl
- Use a large spoon to stir all ingredients in the large bowl
- Add 1 tsp. or more of salt (to taste) and stir again
- Store salsa in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it. The longer you let the salsa sit before it's served, the more flavor it will have. Enjoy!