Sunday, May 23, 2010

PW's Homemade Salsa

Had a big game to watch today so I felt like I needed a little snack to go with it...there's a shocker, I know!  PW just bumped her salsa back up to the top of her line up, so I decided to give it a try.



Look at this cast of characters and see if you can figure out what I forgot...


Yep, it's the onion.  No wonder it didn't make my eyes water!
Since I left it out, my review will have to be taken with a grain of salt, but here goes anyway.  I actually really liked it, but I'm very glad only used half the jalapeno called for instead of the whole!  My husband said he didn't think it was hot at all, but I definitely was feeling the burn.
I liked this better than any jarred salsa I've ever had, but not quite as much as my favorite Mexican place.  (That would be Manuel's, if you're ever in the area)
I will say that my salsa was really watery.  The recipe directs you not to drain the tomatoes, but I ended up draining off about a cup of liquid after mixing it all together.  No biggie, just something to know.  
And just for the record, we hardly had any left over.

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients
  • 1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice
  • 2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies)
  • ¼ cups Chopped Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Quartered And Sliced Thin  *use 1/2 if you are a weenie like me*
  • ¼ teaspoons Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • ½ cups Cilantro (more To Taste!)
  • ½ whole Lime Juice
Preparation Instructions
Combine whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you’d like—I do about 10 to 15 pulses. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.

27 comments:

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Love that Rotel salsa! Mine's the same pretty much except I use San Marzano and the hotter Rotel, but using the canned products just makes it so easy. Wonder why it was watery though? Maybe the tomatoes just had extra water in them.

♥peachkins♥ said...

my sister also made this...this is really good salsa

Brownieville Girl said...

I always make salsa with fresh tomatoes, must try the tinned during the winter - what a good idea!

Joanne said...

I've been looking for a good salsa recipe! Leave it to P-Dub to provide one. Thanks for sharing this!

Julie M. said...

Mmmm. Homemade salsa is a weakness of mine. I love PW too. Everything she posts is delish! Did your team win the game?

Julie said...

Yes, actually they did. But it's a series of 7 and they're behind.

Alissa said...

Holy moly. I LOVE homemade salsa! This looks delicious!

Sweet and Savory said...

Well, we must be thinking alike today, as I JUST posted on my blog this morning that I was in need of fresh salsa recipes! I may just go out and get the ingredients for this today! Thanks!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds great. I like that it's easy and a whole lot cheaper than buying the all ready made.

The Diva on a Diet said...

I'll bet it was spicy with the Rotel tomatoes and the fresh jalapeno! I think I'd be good with only half the pepper too. Sometimes I like the watery, restaurant style salsa, so this looks really good to me!

The Blonde Duck said...

I actually buy the salsa our grocery store makes. It's so good, it just ain't worth recreating.

Kim said...

I always need a snack when watching TV too! The salsa looks like it turned out great, even without the onions (ha ha). Definitely sounds like a great PW recipe to try.

Sook said...

I love homemade salsa. Yours looks fabulous!

grace said...

i think this is PERFECT! i'm glad you forgot the onion--in its raw state, it is anything but a friend of mine. it's a gorgeous batch of salsa, no denying it. :)

teresa said...

oh my gosh, i'm in love with homemade salsa, i think it's being able to taste that fresh cilatro. yours sounds amazing!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

This looks so simple and yummy! I am not a fan of onions, so this looks like it's right up my alley! YUM!

Deborah said...

I haven't tried many of PWs recipes, but the ones I've tried I've loved! THis looks like another great one!

lisa said...

Homemade salsa is so great! I haven't made it for a while, but I want to soon!

Pam said...

I love homemade salsa. Yours looks wonderful.

Abby said...

I often make Mark Bittman's recipe, which is of course super-simple. I've also noticed that it's always more watery than manufactured salsa, but we'll just say that means it's better for us, right?!

Me, Myself and Pie said...

I've never made salsa....what's wrong with me? This sounds really good. Maybe it wouldn't have been so watery with the onion? Hmm...either way, looks worth a try!

Muneeba said...

So colorful and fun! You should submit this to the next Foodie Fans of The Pioneer Woman roundup ... all u have to do is mention it and link to it in this post. The email us at pwfoodie@gmail.com to let us know!

Katrina said...

This looks great, like my kind of salsa because I don't like chunks. We've made salsa with canned tomatoes before and really like it.
My husband always says it never hot enough and I always think it's too hot, too.

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Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh wow what a GREAT recipe I agree I would drain some of the liquid I like mine chunky :)

Cinnamon-Girl said...

This salsa looks excellent! And I'm kind of weird because I like it juicy!

My Little Space said...

What a great way to make this salsa at home! Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you're having a lovley day!
Cheers, Kristy