January 22nd is National Hot Sauce day so, of course, I wanted to share, with you, my husband’s favorite salsa. Regardless of whether you classify it as hot sauce or salsa, is irrelevant. What does matter, is that it can be put on chips, tacos, burritos, and it tastes good!
I’ve made hot sauce for years that has always been a favorite around here until, one day, a good friend of ours, Jason Coldiron, introduced us to his Coldiron Salsa.
You’re either gonna love or hate this salsa based on one ingredient – cilantro. I can’t stand the strong smell or taste of it but my husband LOVES the herb so I make it for him regularly.
This homemade salsa is made with only 5 ingredients, one of them being the secret ingredient! You’re getting powerful flavor from the cilantro, onion, and jalapenos but the star ingredient is Fajita seasoning. We buy this on the aisle with all the Mexican food and spices. It eliminates the need for salt and adds a ton more flavor!
My food process has made the salsa making process much easier but here’s a couple of tips:
- Put your onion, cilantro, and jalapenos in first. Pulse them just enough to get them chunky.
- Add your can of tomatoes and fajita seasoning and pulse until well chopped. Be sure stir well to make sure your fajita seasoning got mixed in well.
I didn’t get a chance to take a pretty photo (last minute decision to take photos) but we pour this in a mason jar. It usually makes 1 quart and 1 pint of salsa. I get my lids from Amazon. I replace all my metal ones with these mason jar lids when we reuse jars.
- 1 large can or 2 small cans of whole or diced tomatoes
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- 1 small white onion
- 3 jalapenos
- about a ¼ bottle of fajita seasoning (or to taste)
- Add onion, cilantro, jalapenos in food processor or chopper and pulse a few times.
- Add in tomatoes with juice & fajita seasoning, and pulse until all is chopped and mixed well.
- Stir with spoon to make sure seasoning is mixed in well.