My favorite brand of salsa is Herdez. I prefer it because it has all natural ingredients and contains no preservatives. But it is rather expensive, the current regular price is $3.97 for 24 ounces.
Sometimes Herdez goes on sale, and sometimes coupons are available so the cost can be lowered, but we use so much salsa that it is cost prohibitive. $4 for three cups. That comes to $1.33 per cup!
It’s silly to buy salsa when you can make your own for a fraction of the cost. Last week Mr. A made a gallon of salsa, yes, an entire gallon, and the total cost was $4.68. One quart will cost you $1.08 and a cup costs $0.27.
$1.33 for a cup of commercially produced salsa vs. $0.27 for a cup of homemade.
Here’s how to make it:
- 6 – 15 ounce cans petite diced tomatoes
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 bunch green onions, sliced
- 1/2 head garlic – about six cloves, diced
- 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 Jalapenos, diced
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1/3 bunch of cilantro, diced
Add one can of tomatoes to your blender and the rest of the ingredients. Blend coarsely. Empty the other five cans into a large bowl. Add the blender contents and mix.
You should end up with a gallon of salsa. It will keep for weeks as long as you keep it refrigerated.
This salsa recipe goes great with these other recipes:
Tacos Make with seasoned hamburger or chicken.
And last but not least – make your own pizza with a Mexican flair. Simply substitute the regular tomato sauce for salsa.
Are you a hot sauce lover? What is your favorite brand? Have you ever made your own?