This homemade salsa recipe is sort of a cheat recipe because it uses canned tomatoes and a bit of tomato sauce. For the true blue chef, of course you can use your own canned tomatoes and sauce or use from fresh tomatoes.
Remove the seeds and white ribs from the pepper and cut the jalapeno into 4 pieces.
Use a food processor and blend the jalapeno, shallot, garlic and cilantro.
Pulse it a few times.
Add sugar, salt and lime juice.
Pulse until finely chopped.
Add tomatoes and tomato sauce and pulse until your desired smoothness.