Farmers Market Eats: Create Your Own Salsa

I’m back with another entry in my Farmers Market Eats Series, and this time I’m bringing you salsa! If you’ve been to the market this weekend, then you’ve seen the bright piles of tomatoes at bargain prices. My salsa is the perfect thing to bring to those end of summer gatherings you have coming up. Or maybe with a margarita on your back porch while you enjoy the last of summer and welcome the crisp air that fall brings? Whatever you use it for, knowing that you made it yourself, and in a quick 10 minutes, will make it taste that much better. So without further ado, I bring to you, SALSA!

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Create Your Own Salsa Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups + 1 cup tomatoes (save one cup for after you’ve blended everything together)
  • 4 hot peppers (I used a combo of banana and serrano)
  • juice of one lime
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garlic

To make your salsa, put all the ingredients in your food processor. Have some chips on standby so you can taste your mix as you add crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper. You can also add other spices like chile powder, paprika, or cumin. The flavor of your salsa is up to you, that’s the beauty of create your own!

Once you’re happy with the spice level, add in 1 cup of diced tomatoes. I prefer my salsa to be on the chunky side, and this last minute addition helps it reach that level.  Making salsa at home really allows you to find your ideal tomato chunk to spice ratio. Get creative with your blend and let me know what you come up with!

*If you don’t have a food processor you can chop up everything by hand and mix it all together in a bowl. It will be a little bit more chunky, but the flavor will still be 100% delicious!

PS I’ve been working on a project with my cousin, Frankie, and it’s finally live! Head over to Frankly Fit for a bodyweight workout created by yours truly as well as travel tips to stay healthy at home and on the road.

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Hey! I’m Emily. The cat-loving, beer-drinking, positivity enthusiast behind Get Well With Em! I help women overcome perfectionism through easy recipes with limited ingredients and prep, and workouts using minimal equipment!

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