Now that September is here, my cherry tomatoes are really starting to come in. They are coming much faster than we can possibly eat them. Last year I discovered that they work well in home made salsa.
I like quick and easy, so cooking the salsa is not for me. Immediate gratification is what I want. I also don't like really chunky salsa, so using the blender or food processor works well.
Want to try your own? It's pretty easy
What you need:
Blender or medium sized food processor
20-25 cherry tomatoes
1/4 of a small onion, cut in chunks (I have used spanish, red and sweet - just depends what I have on hand)
1 garlic clove, cut in half
1 Jalapeno, cut in 4 (seeded and de-veined for mild, leave them in for spicier)
1 tbsp dried cilantro (fresh would be great, but I used what I have)
1/2 lime (just the juice)
Put everything in the food processor in the order listed, and then pulse a few times. Since I don't like mine chunky, I hold down the button for about 7 seconds and then check the texture and do it again. If you like it super chunky, then you probably only need 3-4 quick pulses.
The salsa I made today I did in two batches. The first I made mild (1 Jar), and the second I made medium (2 jars).
I use it for dipping nacho chips in and have also used it spread onto a tortilla with cream cheese - delicious!