Slavery Free Salsa

This delicious salsa was prepared for this year’s Poor Seminarian’s cook-off and comes together in just minutes! The Social Concerns Network encourages you to buy tomatoes from grocery stores who have signed onto the Fair Food Program, meaning the farmworkers who picked those tomatoes work in safe conditions with fair wages. Learn more at


-2 cans diced tomatoes  “fire-roasted” works especially well), undrained
-1 medium brown or white onion
4 cloves of garlic
-1 large bunch fresh cilantro, thick stems removed
-Fresh juice from 1 or 2 limes
-Coarsely ground salt
-jalapeno (optional)


-Coarsely chop onion into big chunks

-Place in a food processor or blender with garlic and optional jalepeno

-Pulse a few times if you like chunky salsa, or process until finely chopped if you prefer a smooth salsa.

-Add tomatoes, cilantro, juice from one lime, and salt

-Blend to the consistency that you like.

-Taste, and add more lime juice or salt as needed.

-Let sit for at least 30 minutes before serving for best taste. The flavor of the jalapeno and the garlic will get stronger as it sits, so do not go too heavy on those ingredients in your initial preparation.

-This salsa stores well in the refrigerator for over a week.