Homemade Salsa--Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

This Sunday is Cinco de Mayo, so I thought I'd share our favorite salsa recipe. This recipe originally came from my sister-in-law, and now it has become my husband's favorite thing to make. We have cherry tomato plants in our yard and we love picking the fresh tomatoes and turning them into salsa. This recipe is somewhat approximate as we are always experimenting with ingredients and amounts--our salsa never turns out quite the same, but it is always delicious!

2 cloves fresh garlic minced (bottled just doesn't do it)
2 cayenne peppers (dried)crushed or(fresh)minced*
1/2 cup finely chopped SWEET onion
1/4 cup cilantro chopped
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1/2 tsp. salt
2 limes freshly squeezed

Chop the tomatoes in a food processor (you can leave the tomatoes somewhat chunky as we like to or you could chop them more finely).
Mix in remaining ingredients
Serve with tortilla chips

*I've tried all kinds of peppers and some make it spicier or better, but we don't know the names of all of them, so experiment with some small chili peppers from your local mexican market.
*I vary the amount of tomatoes and onions and cilantro according to how I'm feeling that day. But the more lime juice, the better and the more garlic, the hotter.

For a fun Cinco de Mayo meal with kids, you could also pair this salsa with these yummy taquitos we shared last year.

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