- Tomatoes: This recipe calls for Roma tomatoes and fire-roasted canned tomatoes. These are the base of the salsa and give it its fantastic tomato flavor.
- Other Vegetables: Jalapenos provide a nice kick and amazing flavor, while white onion adds both flavor and a slight crunch.
- Seasonings: Garlic, cilantro, salt, and chopped green onion top off the traditional salsa flavors to create a salsa everyone will love.
- Step One – Add the Roma tomatoes, fire-roasted tomatoes, onion, jalapeños, and garlic to the slow cooker.
- Step Two – Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours. Don’t be alarmed when you open the top, as the tomatoes will look like they have exploded. The vegetables will be primarily soft as well.
- Step Three – Scoop the vegetables, seasonings, and juices from the slow cooker into a blender or food processor, and add the cilantro. Tear off the big chunk stems and discard them. Some stems are okay to keep.
- Step Four – Pulse until the salsa is your desired consistency. Then, add salt to taste, the juice of fresh lime, and sliced green onion, and stir. Chill for at least 3 hours before serving.
- Chunky: If you want to make a chunkier salsa, add diced bell peppers (green bell pepper is most commonly used), diced radish, or other fresh vegetables of your choice.
- Citrus: Give the salsa a more citrusy taste by adding extra lime juice and lemon juice.
- Spicy: Since this recipe already has jalapeno peppers, you can add more heat by including more jalapeno peppers.
- Charcuterie: Build a visually pleasing charcuterie board by placing the salsa in the center and surrounding it with tortilla chips.
- Mild Salsa: For a milder salsa, use green bell peppers instead of hot peppers.