When I was a little girl, I thought all grandparents lived in the mountains. My grandparents lived in the tiny town of Heber-Overgaard in beautiful northern Arizona. As soon as you walked into my Grandma Fanny’s house, you would be hit with the smell of fresh baked bread. When I was little, we would go up to visit at least once a month. And when I was older, I would spend 2-3 weeks with them during the summer. We would bake and play Uno all day. Play games of Monopoly, keeping tabs on debit owed so the games would last forever. My grandma and grandpa taught me how to ride quads and play poker. But most of all, I am so proud to have inherited my Grandma Fanny’s talents. My grandma taught me how to crochet as a kid and as an adult, I picked it back up and am able to provide a nice little side income for my family. She also taught me how to bake bread, cookies, and banana fritters. But when anyone thinks about what she is most known for, it is her Mexican food. Hands down. When we would visit on the weekends, Friday night there were always tacos, tostadas, burritos and of course her famous salsa waiting for us when we arrived. Now that I have my own family, I make it at least once a week when we have Mexican food. I am pretty sure my husband will never divorce me since he would miss the salsa. My favorite part about the recipe is that it uses canned diced tomatoes so it literally comes together in minutes! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Grandma Fanny's Salsa
My grandmas beloved salsa recipe.
- 1 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp finely diced onion
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper (more or less depending on your spice tastes)
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- fresh cilantro finely diced to taste optional
Open can of tomatoes and dump into large bowl.
Add all ingredients except cilantro.
Mash with potato masher (my preferred method) or pulse to desired consistency in food processor.
Add fresh diced cilantro. Enjoy right away or refrigerate for several hours to allow flavors to blend. Recipe doubles well also.