The garden has produced lots of tomatoes so I decided to make some salsa. The first salsa I made was using Tastefully Simple’s Simply Salsa… just add tomatoes. Now, I love Tastefully Simple’s products but I was pretty disappointed in the salsa from this.
So, I went to allrecipes.com and found D’s Famous Salsa which has 4 1/2 stars based on 654 reviews. The recipe looked easy enough and so I gave it a go. I won’t post the recipe here, just click above and it will take you there.
The recipe calls for 2 (14.5oz) cans stewed tomatoes, but like I said I have a bunch of tomatoes. So I first blanched and peeled the tomatoes which I read about on www.canningusa.com which has all sorts of canning tips and recipes. I’ve never blanched before, but it was super easy and kind of slimy!
I have a small food processor, so I had to make it in three batches. For the last batch I added in a jalapeño from the garden (my only pepper this year). I kept the seeds out thinking it would be too hot, but actually I really can’t tell the difference between the one with and the two without.
It tastes so fresh and light and just what I wanted my salsa to taste like. All together the three batches is about 9 cups so I’m not sure if it would be worth actually canning. If I do I’ll be sure to blog about it since I’ve never canned anything before.