Jalapeño Tomato Salsa
This simple Jalapeno Tomato Salsa is perfect for game day snacking, and has a nice balance of bright, fresh flavors and a little bit of heat!
I look forward to football every weekend because it’s an excuse to make homemade salsa, chicken wings, buffalo chicken dip, and all sorts of my favorite football food.
The actual game…meh. I don’t know what on earth is going on, despite my husband trying to explain it to me 1000 times.
Lately I’ve been loving making my own tomato salsa to eat with chips. I’ve gotten a little tired of the Christmas cookies, sweets, and cakes, and something fresh like this tomato salsa has been exactly what I need.
First you’re going to start with fresh tomatoes, and some fresh jalapeños:
Puree chopped jalapeños with white onion, garlic, and salt:
Then add in the some quartered tomatoes:
Pulse until the tomatoes are still chunky, and transfer the mixture to a pan:
Cook for 30 minutes, then squeeze in some fresh lime juice. Let it cool to room temperature, and serve with chips! It’s very easy.
Tomato Jalapeño Salsa
- 4 jalapeños seeded and roughly chopped
- 3 garlic cloves peeled
- 1/2 a softball sized white onion roughly chopped
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- 2 lbs fresh vine-ripe tomatoes quartered
- juice of 1/2 a lime
- Place the roughly chopped jalapenos, garlic cloves, chopped white onion, and salt in a food processor, and puree until smooth (about 30 seconds). Add the vine-ripe tomatoes, and pulse until the mixture is chunky.
- Transfer the salsa mixture to a large saucepan, and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. This cooks some of the excess liquid out, and intensifies the flavors. When you’ve finished cooking the salsa, add the lime juice and give it a taste. It may need more salt, or more lime juice. Let the mixture cool to room temperature and serve with chips. Enjoy!
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
10 Comments on “Jalapeño Tomato Salsa”
Can snack on this all day long. Love the flavor!
Making this right now – preliminary “trying it before its ready” results are tasting yummy. Excited to find a good use for my freshly harvested jalapenos. Thank you for the recipe.
Hi Ben, that’s wonderful! And it sounds like you have grown your own jalapeños? That’s cool!
Salsa is always a welcome site around here! This looks fabulous!
How spectacular would this be on roasted chicken or even grilled flank steak?! YUM!
I LOVE fresh salsa but usually just make it in the summer..I might have to change that this weekend!
That looks AWESOME!!! And I love how you can so tell the difference between homemade and store bought salsa 🙂
Thanks! It’s funny isn’t it? Even though it has been cooked and the color is more muted than fresh, it doesn’t look like the jarred salsa at all. It tastes much better too =)
Ooooh I love salsa with jalapenos!! I’m printing this now…love it. Thanks, Joanne!
Got to have the spicy 😉