Monday, June 28, 2010

Salsa!

Salsa is one of my favorite things.  It is so flavorful and delicious.  I love this recipe because it makes a TON and it uses canned tomatoes which makes it super simple.  If you don't enjoy spicy salsa leave out the Serrano pepper altogether.



Salsa 

1 #10 can of whole or diced tomatoes
1 or 2 jalapeno pepper
1 or 2 seranno pepper
1 1/2 sweet onions
1 to 1 1/2 cups fresh cilantro, leaves and stems
3 tbs chopped garlic
2 fresh limes, juice and zest
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1  to 2 tsp chili powder

Finely dice 1 of the sweet onions and place it into a large bowl.
Cut the other 1/2 of a sweet onion into a rough chop.
Clean the seranno peppers of the ribs and the seeds.
Cut the peppers into a rough chop.
Now that the prep is done prepare to blend up your salsa in batches in the food processor.
Add some of everything except the finely diced sweet onion into the food processor.  Be sure to use the zest as well as the juice from the limes.
Process until it is well blended but you can still see specks of everything.  You want some texture to it.
Continue to process in batches until you use up all of the ingredients.  You might need to add a little of the juice from the canned tomatoes to help things blend but do not use so much that your salsa becomes watery.
Stir your blended mixture with the diced onions.
Check for seasoning and add of whatever you feel it might need depending on your tastes.
Wonderful freshly made or ice cold out of the refrigerator.

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