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Monday, March 19, 2012

Knock Your Socks Off Salsa

Blaine and I have been making our own salsa since the early days of our marriage (where we would make it at 11PM, plop the bowl between us and watch six episodes of the X-Files before crawling in to bed at 4AM, those were the days....). It was always different, we had no written recipe. Sometimes it would be amazing and we wished we could recreate it, and sometimes it was really weird (usually when Blaine would get the grand idea to add things like pickle juice or tuna juice...weird). It has been a fun past time. Yesterday I had the audacity to make salsa from a recipe. Mostly because the dinner I was making (baked southwestern egg rolls) had a salsa recipe linked to it and it looked pretty good. It was good folks...oh it was good. Make a batch and enjoy!


by: Annie's Eats

2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and very coarsely chopped

4 cloves garlic, halved

2 large vine-ripened tomatoes

1 (28 0z.) can diced tomatoes (drained or not, depending on how much liquid you want in your salsa - I used two 14 oz cans and drained the juice from one can but not the other)

2 tbsp. red wine vinegar

1 tbsp. cumin

1/2 sweet yellow onion, coarsely chopped

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

juice of one lime


In the bowl of a food processor, combine the jalapenos and garlic. Process until finely chopped. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add all other ingredients to the food processor. Pulse in very brief pulses until the vegetables have reached the size you desire (it does not take many pulses so don’t overdo it). Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to blend.

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