Monday, April 4, 2011
The perfect salsa
Our family loves salsa. We often determine whether or not to return to a restaurant based on their salsa. Personally, i'm not a huge fan of cilantro so my least favorite part of making this salsa is chopping the cilantro. Sometimes i'll even make my husband do it :). But, once the cilantro has been blended into the salsa, I like it!
It took me a lot of searching and testing to find the best salsa recipe and this is it! It's sweet and flavorful and you can adjust the spiciness to suit your taste!
What is the absolute best thing to put this salsa on? Check back tomorrow and find out!
2 (14.5 ounce) cans of stewed tomatoes (you can also use fresh tomatoes if you prefer, I personally like the sweetness of the stewed tomatoes in this recipe)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon lime juice
3 tablespoons of chopped roasted green chile (you can also use one of the cans of diced green chiles)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic (minced)
1/4 teaspoon cumin
salt to taste (I personally use around 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons)
optional: chopped jalapeño
The only steps in this recipe are chopping all the ingredients and pulsing them in the blender a couple of times! Try not to blend it too much, unless you like watery salsa.
Be sure to put it in the fridge for at least a couple of hours. The longer it sits in there, the better!
This recipes makes about 3 cups of salsa.