How I Eat Tomatoes

June 5, 2012 at 9:51 am 4 comments

It’s hard to talk about how I eat tomatoes, because I HATE TOMATOES. Actually, I just hate raw tomatoes (remember this post?). But I love ketchup, spaghetti sauce & tomatoes soup. Weird, huh? I think it is the squishy texture that I can’t get around. But yesterday, my next door neighbors Jim and Jennifer shared a few other their favorite healthy tomato recipes with me. First up, salsa.

It was simple.

It was smooth (keyword: smooth, so the tomato texture was no overwhelming).

And the best part, it was spicy!

Jim’s Salsa

  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomatoes and green chiles (like Rotel)
  • 1 small or 1/2 a large yellow onion
  • 1 & 1/2 Tbsp. Jalapenos
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • little bit of sugar if you want to tone down the spice (I omitted)

First, blend the jalapenos and chopped onion in a large food processor.

it may look mushy, but don’t worry!

Next, add the three cans of tomatoes and blend until smooth. Then sprinkle in the spices and pulse a few more times to mix in.

Let the salsa sit for at least a day so the spices and flavors can do their thang 🙂 Enjoy with chips and try not to eat it all in one sitting!

My salsa chip of choice: blue corn tortilla chips! YUM!

Are you a fan of tomatoes?!? How do yo like to eat yours?

Jim and Jenn gave me one more tomato recipe I am trying out–so look for it later this week 😀




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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. momma d  |  June 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

    this is a HUGE favortite from Jim and Jenn…Love it Love it…heart heart heart

  • 2. Life After Swimming  |  June 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

    You and I feel the EXACT same way about tomatoes. I eat ketchup on everything, and salsa is god-sent, but I hate tomatoes by themselves.

    • 3. Kath  |  June 5, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      finally! someone who understands!

  • 4. Kim  |  September 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Totally get it! I’m Italian…love Marinara sauce, ketchup (although I recently went to the 1 carb ketchup), and I LOVE salsa…but it can’t be too thick—YUCK! I can’t like tomatoes—they just gross me out. My former husband used to eat those little ones like they were m&m’s! BLEH!!!


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