Salsa on the grocery store shelves.
Sure, it’s easy to grab a jar. And some of them are really tasty. But they’re not fresh. Those tomatoes might be from the 4th of July. The stuff in the fridges are good, too, but when you find out how EASY & CHEAP it is to make salsa at home…well, you’ll see.
So Easy Salsa
Makes 3 cups
What You’ll Need:
- Knife & cutting board
- Bowl + spoon
- 1 pound-ish tomatoes (I usually use roma)
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1/2 onion (medium sized)
- 1 pepper (jalapeno w/o seeds/veins for mild; serrano w/half of seeds/veins for a medium; habanero for hot, hot)
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- Handful of cilantro
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Step 1: Chop half of the tomatoes with a knife. Chop half of the onion (1/4 of an onion) & half of the cilantro. Add these 3 to the bowl. Throw the remaining tomatoes, onion and cilantro into the blender.
Step 2: Cut the top off of the pepper (and remove veins/seeds if you like) and add to the blender. Add the lime juice, garlic cloves and just a bit of salt and pepper. Blend until fairly smooth. Pour blended part into the bowl and stir the chopped mixture with the blended mixture. Stir and add salt/pepper to taste.
Step 3: Serve with chips. Lots of chips.
Happy St. Patty’s Day!