I have to thank my twin sister Biz for giving me the idea of making my own salsa. Although I didn’t try it for a long time because I never thought it would turn out right. But, it can’t be easier, and cheaper to make a big batch of it. Look for tomatoes that are on sale or the dollar rack at your store. I scored 6 big tomatoes for only 99 cents.
Jenn’s red salsa
6 tomatoes (med-large)
5 cloves of garlic
1/2 white onion
1 poblano pepper
salt to taste
2-3 TB. cilantro
In a big skillet, throw all the veggies (not the cilantro yet) in without any oil. (Keep the paper on the garlic when you are roasting it so it doesn’t get bitter). After it’s browned on all sides, remove the paper from the garlic, take the seeds/stem out of the poblano pepper and throw everything in a blender (add the cilantro now) and blend until smooth. That’s it! Then refrigerate until ready to serve. This made a whole blender full of salsa for less than $3.00 in ingredients!
Check out my green salsa recipe here
What do you make homemade now that you used to buy at the store pre-made?
Also, I want to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to John He has lost 115 pounds so far and he entered a contest through Stride Gum to win $10,000!!! AND HE WON!!! He wants to try to compete in 40 more races by his 40th birthday to lose the last 50 pounds. Go over to his site and give him a big congrats!
Also, my sister Biz has thrown her hat into the ring for the Next Food Buzz Blogger Contest. It’s also based on votes, so go check out her page at FOOD BUZZ HERE!
Have a super Monday everyone. I’ve got my running shoes ready for walking to and from work and during my lunch break 90 minutes!!