Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fresh Salsa à la Jeanine

My crafty mom is always finding cool new recipes. She has a very... shall we say... accepting palate. She can usually be found throwing this and that into any given recipe just to see if it works, or to use up what she has on hand. She throws beer into a lot of things. Random.

She gave me this recipe titled 'Quick Salsa'. I don't know where it came from, but the batch she made the other weekend was so good I immediately started a mental grocery list.

Here is the recipe she handed to me... can you tell she's a lefty?

These aren't necessarily the usual suspects....

** Update! Sept. 12th ... My mom clarified this weekend that when she said "Italian Style Tomatoes" she really meant the Roma tomatoes. NOT Italian seasoned tomatoes. Oops. It still tasted pretty good :)

juice of 3 limes
1/4 c. olive oil
1 jalapeno (seeded or not)
1 bunch of cilantro
1 small red onion chopped
1 can of whole peeled italian tomatoes (drained)
salt to taste

Pulse together in the food processor. That's it!

I added some garlic to mine because my husband and I both love our garlic :)

This is what my tomatoes looked like- I couldn't find whole Italian tomatoes, so I just used the diced ones. They're going to get pureed anyway, right?

Give everything else a rough chop. Even though it goes in the processor, you don't want any big chunks getting away from you.

This is what you get!

Its bright and tangy. Sticks nicely to a tortilla chip. This happened to be dinner for us tonight....

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