Don Pablo's-style Salsa Fresca

  • 2 1/2 cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup red or white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 fresh jalapeño peppers, finely minced (optional) image placeholder

Place tomatoes, onions, tomato paste, water, garlic powder, cilantro, cumin, salt and sugar in a blender or food processor.

Purée until smooth. Add remaining measure of tomatoes and mix till blended. (Fresh, diced tomatoes may be substituted for diced canned tomatoes.)

Add optional jalapeño peppers to taste.

Makes 4