Monday, August 23, 2010
Tomatoes are ripening around here so it is a great time to make some homemade salsa! Now I made this salsa with half-priced store-bought tomatoes that were ultra ripe so you do not need home-grown to make it but imagine how good it would be?
SUZIE'S SALSA RECIPE
To make my life easier I used a food processor but you do not have to. Just chop up:
5-6 tomatoes and take out the liquid and seeds
1/2 a bell pepper, I used orange, chop it up
1/2 a red onion, diced
1 jalapeno de-seeded and de-ribbed, diced very small
Handful of chopped Italian parsley because I loathe cilantro but cilantro is authentic so if you want the authentic flavour, use cilantro
Juice of one lemon and one lime
Salt and pepper
Yup, I grate in at least one clove of fresh garlic. We talked about this on my Facebook page, some people think this is entirely normal, others think it is weird. I do not usually see it in salsa recipes but it is in mine! Pulse until everything is combined but still a little chunky. If it is too watery, strain off some of the liquid.
This is the perfect salsa for dipping! Tastes like summer and joy. It is a little watery so I would not put this on top of enchiladas. Take my word for it!
Do you have a recipe for salsa? Is it very different than this one? It amazes me how many kinds of salsa there are out there. I have a blueberry-inspired one that I won from Occasions Magazine that I am going to have to try. I am pretty traditional so it will be interesting to see if I like it! Do you prefer unusual flavours or are you more of a traditional foodie?