I wish I had the time (and the talent) to make my salsa pictures look like the one above...sadly I do not. However, I do have the BEST salsa recipe EVER...courtesy of my auntie Jill! I promise you- this stuff is GOOD, and I would LOVE to hear back from you ladies (or men) who try it!! Let me know what you think!! If I could, I would send you each your own jar...because that's how special I know each of you are- but unfortunately that's not an option...so the next best thing is to share the secret recipe ;)
You can buy your diced tomatoes plain, but I prefer the ones with some mild green chiles already added- in addtion to the chiles I add on my own. I know some of you may think that using fresh tomatoes would be better...but I am here to say- I MUCH prefer using canned tomatoes- they have a more guarenteed fresh/yummy flavor. You can't always count on your local grocery store to have the best tomatoes- however, if you can get your hands on some yummy homegrown ones, I'm sure those would be good too- I actually think I still prefer the canned though- just try it and you'll see!
So here's the famous recipe:
3 14.5 ounce cans of diced tomatos
1 large white or yellow onion chopped
1/2 or 1 full bunch cilantro chopped
1 small can tomato sauce (7 oz)
1 7 oz can diced green chiles
1 teaspoon cumin
1-2 teaspoons garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Toss it all in your Cuisinart or blender and mix to desired consistancy. I prefer mine moderately mixed, not too chunky, but definaitely not soup.
Feel free to change up the amounts on ANY of the ingredients. Truly, you really cannot mess this recipe up- and everyone's taste varies slightly so experiement!