When my friend Jimi made this salsa, she and Aurora and I stood in my kitchen and ate a not-insignificant sized bowl in about 10 minutes.
It's that good.
Luckily this salsa recipe is also quick and easy and makes a bunch to share (or save). You can easily halve it, but since we've been going through it pretty quickly, I made a big batch. Also, after a few days, any leftovers taste wonderful added to tortilla soup, or slathered over breakfast.
2 big cans of diced tomatoes (If you can find it, I really suggest using Muir Glen; it is second only to homegrown tomatoes. If your grocery store doesn't carry this brand, you can ask them to order it for you.)
4 chopped jalapenos, seeds and membranes removed (this number depends on their spiciness. If they are super hot, only use 2 and then add a less hot pepper- even a half a bell pepper will work.)
1 clove of garlic, peeled and sliced
Half an onion, diced small
Half a bunch of cilantro, chopped small
One lime, juiced
Salt to taste
Note- When I say 'blend' I mean either pulsing it in an upright blender or mixing it with an immersion blender. When I say 'stir' I mean with a spoon till it's mixed.
-Combine the tomatoes, the peppers and the garlic (in either the blender or a big bowl).
-Blend till it's fairly uniform and the peppers are in tiny pieces.
-Stir in the onion, cilantro and half the lime juice.
-Taste and add salt and more lime juice as needed.
-If you like your salsa chunkier, start with half a can of tomatoes and blend that with the peppers and garlic till they're in tiny pieces. Then add the rest of the tomatoes and pulse briefly.
-You may be tempted to blend up the onions and cilantro (especially if you don't really like them), but I wouldn't suggest it. Chopping them and stirring them in actually contains their flavor and keeps it from overpowering the entire thing.
Note- My brother called me on Sunday night and told me that I was totally accurate in describing the addictiveness and general wonderfulness of this recipe. He said he was *this* close to using a spoon.