We are starting a new tradition in our house…Taco Tuesday! Hey, why not?! We all love Mexican food and my husband comes home pretty happy when he’s got homemade tacos and homemade salsa waiting for him. And, forget the old saying about momma being happy…cause if daddy is happy, then everyone is happy!! And I have learned that the way to a man’s heart is definitely through his stomach!
Plus, anytime I make tacos I always make plenty for leftovers later in the week…and that makes momma happy!
I recently posted my recipe for pulled pork and it can be found here. It’s seriously so easy and can also be cooked in a crock pot all day. What makes the pork so good is the extra 15 minutes (after its cooked) spent sautéing it with onion, garlic, and salt along with some of its juices. It really brings out the flavor. We like anything spicy, so we always garnish our tacos with avocado diablo sauce (which can be found here) and homemade salsa. This salsa is a staple in our house and we pretty much use it on everything. We go through so much salsa, it’s ridiculous! This salsa recipe is super easy and doesn’t require many ingredients. It’s so easy to get restaurant style salsa at home and I think once you get a recipe you like, you will think the same! I feel like we used to waste so much money on salsa, buying it at the store and not knowing if we would even like it.
When I make my salsa, it’s a little different each time. The amount of the ingredients changes…sometimes the onion is super strong, or sometimes the jalapeños are very spicy so I have to add more…sometimes I feel like it needs a tad more salt, so you really have to taste as you go! Plus, that’s half the fun of making your own!
- 1-28oz can whole peeled tomatoes - drained
- 1/4 onion (I usually use white or purple)
- 2-3 jalapeños (or more, depending how spicy you like it)
- 3 cloves garlic-minced (or about 3 tsp minced garlic)
- small handful cilantro
- juice from 1 lime
- 1-2 tsp salt (to taste)
- ground pepper (to taste)
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until all chopped and combined.
- Taste and add ingredients (more salt, jalapeños, etc) as needed.