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Homemade Staples: Green Door Homemade Salsa

Green Door Homemade Salsa

With not only now living in Texas, but also married to a man who has spent most of his life living in either Texas or Arizona, learning to make good salsa is a necessity.  (I think it is like some sort of initiation).  So, together, we have been working on developing and tweaking homemade salsa.  And what’s so fun about it is that you can always try different techniques or varieties!

Green Door Homemade Salsa

  • 15 oz fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 large white onion, roughly chopped
  • 3-4 lg garlic cloves, diced
  • 1/4 bundle of cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 whole jalapeno, chopped
  • cracked pepper (to taste)
  • kosher salt (to taste)

Add fire roasted tomatoes to a blender.  We roast ours over the grill fire for this recipe because we like the flavor that it brings.  However, oven roasted would also work well.   Add salt and pepper to taste — important to add the salt at this stage so that it gets absorbed by the tomatoes.

Chop the white onion and add to blender.  Blend on your puree setting.

Dice and add garlic.  Puree again for just a second.

Chop and add both cilantro and jalapeno.  After each ingredient, puree briefly to combine with existing mixture.  We always vary the amount of jalapeno based on who we are making the salsa for.  Basically, is this salsa for us?  Or is it for a particular group of people that may like things rather mild, or very spicy?

Add more pepper and salt to taste.  Try the salsa with a chip.  Make sure everything is to your liking and adjust with more garlic, onion, cilantro, or jalapeno if necessary.

Enjoy wonderful table salsa!

15 comments on “Homemade Staples: Green Door Homemade Salsa

  1. Jessica: Hesitantly Healthy
    August 15, 2012

    There’s nothing like homemade salsa!

  2. wifemeetslife
    August 15, 2012

    Ha! I just finished writing my post on salsa verde to post tomorrow! Great minds think alike!

    Also, if you haven’t tried Hatch Chiles yet, they’re in season and SO good! It’s worth picking some up to try them.

    • Beyond The Green Door
      August 15, 2012

      Haha! Yes indeed, great minds do think alike! And yeah, we are big fans of the Hatch Chiles. Hatch season is always a great time of year!! 🙂

  3. petit4chocolatier
    August 15, 2012


  4. Dogs, Dishes, and Decor
    August 15, 2012

    I need to try fire-roasted tomatoes in my salsa next time. This sounds delicious.

  5. Valentina
    August 16, 2012

    I will try your salsa, thank you for sharing. I am making my salsa with sun dry peppers. They area in drying process right now, as soon as they are ready, I will post my salsa too.

    • Beyond The Green Door
      August 16, 2012

      Oh, that sounds really good! We will have to try that! Look forward to your salsa post to get the recipe! 🙂

      • Valentina
        August 16, 2012

        My salsa will be ready in about a week. Thank you for stopping by.

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