what you need:
slow cooker or large pot
food processor or blender
5 or 6 large tomatoes (I like the heirloom tomatoes when available)
3 large peppers or 6 smaller ones ( I like the bright colors of peppers so I get a green, red, & yellow )
half of an onion
2 garlic cloves or garlic powder
salt & pepper
what to do:
remove the skin of the tomatoes by bringing a large pot of water to a rolling boil. place a large bowl of ice water next to the water. wash tomatoes & remove stem. with a sharp knife cut a shallow X on the bottom of the tomatoes. put tomato into boiling water for about 30 seconds. remove tomatoes & plunge tomatoes into the ice water. remove tomatoes & peel skin.
chop tomatoes and put in food processor or blender. add tomatoes to a large pot and turn to low heat (you can also use a slow cooker. add one can of tomato paste.
chop onions, peppers and garlic and add to the pot. stir.
add salt, pepper & cumin to taste. stir.
if you like your salsa spicy, feel free to add your favorite hot sauce or hot fresh peppers!
let cook for about an hour.
refrigerate and enjoy!
There is nothing better than fresh salsa. For the past year & a half my parents have lived in Arizona. I bet you can imagine the plethora of Mexican food we have here! I decided to give the art of salsa making a try and found out that it is pretty darn easy. I like to cook the salsa in a large pot because I think it allows all the flavors to come together nicely. I have taken this recipe to college & found it easy to make with a blender and slow cooker!
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