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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Home Made Salsa


ok people. do you love salsa?! maybe. but not as much as me. i kid you not, i could eat it every single day. just give me a good salty tortilla chip, some salsa & i'm a happy girl. no sweet tooth around here.

i love, love, love this salsa recipe. from pioneer woman, duh. its so yummy, so easy, so cheap to make & very calorie friendly. i throw it together pretty often to take to small group, family functions, or just to munch on at home!

Enjoy!!!

ingredients:

28 oz can whole tomatoes with juice

2 cans rotel

1/4 cup (or more/less if you like) chopped onion

1 clove garlic, minced (or garlic salt/garlic powder)

1 jalapeno, sliced thin. (you want to de-seed this!)

1/4 tsp (or a pinch) sugar

1/4 tsp (or a pinch) salt

1/4 tsp (or a pinch) ground cumin

1/2 cup fresh cilantro (i just toss it in by the handful, add more if you like cilantro!)

juice from 1/2 a lime



i love fresh cilantro!!


almost forgot to include this little guy in the picture! i love the smoky flavor of cumin!


you will also need a blender or large food processor. you may have to make it in batches & then combine it all in one container when you are done.

place all ingredients in blender. pulse until you get the salsa to the texture & consistency you like. (about 10 pulses).



*when cutting up the jalapeno. MAKE SURE you get the seeds out. then add a few seeds at a time to make the salsa more spicy. i usually add about 5-8 seeds. taste the salsa & then add more if you want more of a kick. also, be sure to wash your hands well after touching the pepper!!

also, for the spices, sugar & pepper i just sprinkle some into the blender, i don’t measure it out. and i just tear some cilantro off into my palm, i don’t measure it either. those are more of a suggestion! play around & find out what you like!



ENJOY!!!


it is SOO tasty, i love that it has such a fresh taste!! now if i could just find the perfect white cheese dip recipe?!



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