James Holmes

Super Easy Salsa [Vegan Ain't All Bad]

Filed By James Holmes | May 20, 2012 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: Vegan Ain't All Bad, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes

Salsa-Heart .jpgIt has been a couple weeks since a recipe post, so I am going to assume you are starving.

I received the email today that my CSA starts this week and I am ecstatic. For those of you that do not know, a CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a chance for us city folks to make buying local a much easier process. For the third year, my partner David and I are buying a share from Radix Farm, a local farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Every Tuesday we will receive a bag of fresh veggies picked that day, and you, my faithful readers, will get to witness our experiments with this excellent local produce.

In anticipation of all the fresh tomatoes in my future, I thought this would be an excellent way to open the season. This week's recipe comes to you from my partner's mother, Delfia. I have been making this for years now and my friends always love it.

It is best when the tomatoes are in season, but since the recipe calls for canned tomatoes, it can be made year round. There is also plenty of room for experimentation, and every batch I have made has come out slightly different, but amazing. It is also best chilled over night so the flavors have time to meld. Enjoy.

Super Easy Salsa

  • 1 large fresh tomato
  • 1 large white onion
  • 2-3 whole jalapenos
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, de-stemmed (roughly 1 cup)
  • 1 28oz can stewed whole tomatoes undrained
  • 1 14oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)


Roughly chop the tomato and onion, and remove the stem end of the jalapenos. Place fresh tomato, onion, jalapenos, and garlic into a blender and blend on the puree setting, stirring as needed. After this has started to liquefy, add the canned tomato and cilantro. Puree until all ingredients are chopped, stirring as needed. Pour into a mixing bowl and add the tomato sauce and salt to taste. Mix and serve with tortilla chips.

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