This salsa recipe is the answer to all of your college football party/tailgate needs or just your Friday night chips & salsa needs. My husband’s love language is chips & salsa and he could eat an entire recipe of this in one sitting. It may have to do with the fact that his salsa to chip ratio is larger than I’ve ever seen. It is obviously a favorite in our household and many others – in fact, my mother in law had this recipe posted on her fridge at some point because she was making it so many times. This recipe is named after my friend Grace that I’ve known since high school. She shared the recipe with me after I saw a picture she posted of it and so of course I had to name it after her. Since then we have made big batches of this a countless number of times. With a large food processor, you can literally whip this up in no time! One of my favorite things about salsa is how nutritious it is, a 1/2 cup serving counts towards your fruit and vegetable servings for the day. It is also filled with plenty of Vitamin A & C and a beneficial antioxidant called lycopene. Enjoy this salsa with your eggs, as a salad dressing for a taco salad, and of course with chips – hint of lime is our favorite 🙂
- 28 oz. can of whole tomatoes (preferably Red Gold), drained
- 2 – 10 oz. cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies , with liquid
- 1/2 a large white onion, diced in large chunks
- 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro, rinsed
- 2 jalapenos with seeds, cut in half (remove seeds or use less jalapenos if you don’t like it super spicy)
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- Juice of 1 Medium lime
- 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp of white sugar
- 2 tsp of salt
- In a large food processor, add in all ingredients and pulse just 3-4 times until it the salsa is your preferred consistency. It should not take long at all and be very careful not to over process to prevent a big batch of tomato mush. You can do the same thing using a large blender but you may have to divide into two batches.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve!
Photos by Mary Margaret Smith Photography