Saturday, September 6, 2014

Easy Peasy Home Made Salsa

Want a nice, easy recipe for fresh salsa?

Here's ours:

2 - 3 cans of diced tomatoes

2 peeled tomatillos

1 white or yellow onion

4 cloves of garlic

4 - 8 Serrano peppers (depending on heat level desired)

2 - 4 large Jalapeno peppers (depending on heat level desired)

4 sweet red mini peppers

1 large lime, the juice and some pulp

1 bunch of cilantro, leaves only, remove stems

1 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients together. A couple of ways to do this. Put it all in a blender and liquify it, or chop up the peppers, onion, tomatillos, cilantro, and garlic very finely in a food processor and then add it to the tomato and lime in a large bowl and mix it.

Another optional recipe feature: leave it all fresh and put it into the fridge overnight to let all the flavors mix, or cook it up to a boil, then put it in the fridge to let it cool and sit up. Cooking tends to moderate the "brightness" of the flavors somewhat, a technique some people prefer. Either way, it's a good, fresh, restaurant-y taste.

Without the cooking option, this takes all of 15 or 20 minutes to do. I've used this recipe for over 30 years, varying it slightly depending on actual peppers available. I tend to make mine as hot as I can take. I usually also make a milder version for guests. 

You can vary virtually any part of this recipe to your own tastes. It is very tasty and always gets rave reviews at any get together we bring it to (esp PSS, they love this!)

Adios, Amigos!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.