Monday, January 24, 2011

Ariel's Salsa

Do you know I have NEVER made salsa?  Nope.  I buy it or my lovely daughter in-law makes it fresh and brings it family functions.  It was always one of those mystery recipes that I wanted to, but was never really driven to, try creating on my own. 

This January I created a list of foods I always wanted to try creating on my own.  Fresh Salsa was at the top of the list and with Super Bowl approaching the timing couldn't be better.  My daughter in-law, Ariel, passed her basic salsa recipe along to me, and it couldn't be simpler!

 You will need:
  1.  7-8 Vine Ripe tomatoes - chopped small  (I chose to use Roma because they were half the cost this week!)
  2. 1 Jalapeno pepper.  - minced fine (The day I shopped for ingredients I discovered my store didn't have any so I chose 1 Cubenelle pepper instead .)
  3. 1 Yellow onion - minced fine
  4. Tabasco Sauce  - To taste.
 I hand chopped the tomatoes because I like a big bite of tomatoes on my nachos and chopped the onion & pepper together in my mini Cuisinart. Yes I like it chunky.  :)

You can serve it fresh and it is very good this way. Ariel recommended. and I now agree, to let it set overnight to increase the flavor.  Drain in a fine sieve before storing in an air tight container and again before serving.
I warmed the tortilla chips in a 200 degree oven before indulging. Mmmmmmmmm......... So good! 

Who knew it was that simple?  I can't believe it took me this long to try preparing this.  One recipe crossed off my 'Want To Learn How' list.  Eleven more to go!
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1 comment:

  1. Ohhhh, YUMM!!

    (What are the other eleven??)

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