I love salsa. Like heaps. I super love it. I am into fresh salsa, made with Summer’s ripe tomatoes and red onion and lots of spice. AND I am into this salsa, made with canned tomatoes, for those times when the fresh variety are a bit thin on the ground. Do you like salsa too? Here’s my Tomato Salsa Recipe.
How To Make A Simple Tomato Salsa
2 440g cans of diced tomatoes (nice ones, not the super cheap ones)
1 bunch of spring onions, bottoms chopped off and cut to 4 inch (or about that!) lengths
1 bunch of coriander, washed VERY VERY well, roots trimmed off
1 clove of garlic, peeled
1 green chilli
juice of one lime
1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar (or white wine vinegar is good too!)
a few shakes of tabasco sauce (to taste)
1 teaspoon of sugar
1/2 tsp of sweet paprika
1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor, blitz the spring onions, garlic, coriander and chilli until super diced (but not so much that it turns into pesto!)
Now in a big bowl, mix the diced tomatoes (no need to drain!) with the just-processed green things.
Add the vinegar, tabasco, lime juice, sugar, cayenne pepper and paprika.
That’s it! Adjust the flavours to suit you. If you want it spicy add more tabasco. Season well with salt and pepper and spoon into sterile jars or into a big bowl to eat today!
Variations: add Jalapeños or oregano for an extra spicy flavour boost