Monday, August 1, 2011

Salsa #2

Can you believe that until this week I had actually never made my own salsa. Shocking right? I love chips and salsa for a snack, or for a side to any good Mexican meal.  But I have always just bought salsa at the store. One of our favorites is Chachie's mango peach salsa, which has just the right amount of sweetness. I also really love Pace's medium salsa with just the right amount of kick. And although this salsa recipe is not really like either of those recipes, I'm not too picky. Plus this tastes a little more authentic to me, like something you would find at a yummy Mexican restaurant. 
Inspired from this recipe, this salsa was so easy to make, and with all fresh vegetables its really good for you too. I will definitely be making this recipe again and again, and now that I know how easy salsa is I may even be brave enough to try additional recipes.

2 large tomatoes
1/3 yellow sweet onion
1/2 red pepper
1 jalapeno
1 tsp chopped garlic
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/3 cup cilantro **
1 lime
**I love cilantro and would have added more if the hubby loved it as much as I do. This was still a decent enough amount that I could taste it almost as much as I liked.

1. Chop up tomatoes, onion, pepper, and jalapeno into small (maybe dime sized) pieces.
2. Put tomatoes and onion into the food processor. 
3. Pule about 15 times. Set aside. *
4. Juice lime and add to mixture.
5. Put red pepper, jalapeno and seasonings into food processor.
6. Pulse about 15 times. Combine with tomatoes and onions in bowl. 
7. Stir together. 
8. Put mixture back into food processor (I did this in 2 sets)
9. Pulse until it has the desired consistency.
10. Pour into a bowl and stir everything together.
11. Enjoy on top of some tasty Mexican food or with chips and salsa.

* If you have a large food processor you could probably do steps 3-9 together, mine didn't fit everything at once so I had to do it in sets.

This was so good we ate all the salsa within 2 days. A few of the bites were a little spicy, so you could probably choose to use less of the jalapeno if you want.

What is your favorite salsa recipe?

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