Well, I finally tried my hand at making salsa. For some reason, this was something that intimidated me-- and it shouldn't have. It is so easy-- and so much better than the stuff you buy in a jar! It just tastes fresher, as it should. My 16 year old son said, "Mom this has ruined the jarred stuff forever." I took that as a compliment.
Here's how I make it:
The first time I made it, I used fresh tomatoes, because my neighbor gave me a bag of them that I needed to use up. This was hard for me because my handy chopper pulverized them instead of just chopping them like I wanted. I ended up using a can of petite diced tomatoes, drained of their juice, to give the salsa some body. It worked fine and I made a mental note just to use the canned tomatoes in the future. So, now I use 1 can of petite diced tomatoes, with juice. I add 1/2 of a chopped red onion, 1 cerano pepper and 1 jalapeno pepper. Then I juice one lime and sprinkle some cumin. Last I chop up some fresh cilantro and add that. Stir it up and let it sit for several hours or even over night to let the flavors mingle.
As my daughter said, "Mom, I could drink this stuff, it's so good!"
That just about says it all.