5/30/14

Easy Fresh Salsa

So, one of my husband's favorite snacks is chips and salsa. My husband is also one of those guys who can polish off a truckload of food and have nothing to show for it. He usually goes for the fresh salsa in the refrigerator section at the grocery store.

Guys, have you seen the price of that salsa in the refrigerator section? Let me tell you, it's usually too much. It's hard to justify paying at least four dollars for a little tub of salsa, especially if my husband can polish it off in a few minutes.

Luckily, I decided to try my hand at making fresh salsa. And let me tell you, I will never go back! It is so easy. And for the price of one little tub at the grocery store, you can have a big bowl that will last you more than a few minutes. Well, that is, unless you're around a big group of people. Then it just might go fast.

This recipe is perfect for summer because it is so quick and easy. Not to mention once those fresh tomatoes and peppers start rolling in...it is heaven in a bowl! It has become a staple in my house now and I hope you will like it.

Easy Fresh Salsa
makes about 4-5 cups
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10 roma tomatoes
1 yellow bell pepper
1-2 jalapeños
1/2 bunch cilantro
2-3 garlic cloves
1/3 cup diced red onion
juice of one lime
salt and pepper to taste


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Start by cutting the tops of the tomatoes and halving them. Scoop out the seeds and juice. For this recipe, I am totally a fan of the "garbage bowl." You know, its the extra bowl you have nearby on the counter to place all the scraps for the garbage. It makes it cleaner, easier, and faster than having to do it over the garbage. Anyway...

Place the tomato halves in a food processor. Remove the seeds from the bell pepper and roughly chop. Add it to the food processor. Seed and cut the jalapeños. I cut these a little smaller than the bell pepper so there are no big pieces of jalapeños by the time it's mixed up.

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Pulse until mixture is finely diced.

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Remove mixture from food processor and place in a bowl. Chop up the cilantro, finely mince the garlic, dice the onion and add it to the mix. I find it is easier and more consistent to do this with a knife and cutting board instead of the food processor. Then just mix it with the pepper and tomato mix.

Add lime juice then salt and pepper to taste. You're done!

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Grab a bag of chips and proceed to wolf it down!

-Candice

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