Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Salsa up!

So I paid a sharp price last week for making salsa again. I almost chopped the top of my finger off! It has been loads of fun dealing with cooking all week and I am very grateful for my husband's "finger cots" we have due to the occasional woodworking slips. :D I could not have finished the salsa without them!

I have two ways of making it and one is my "fast" way and one is not. The fast way does not have any source of "heat" but it is still very good and we never have any trouble eating it up! The second is with some "heat."

This is my recipe:

Five good sized tomatoes. (If very large, use four.)
Large bunch cilantro
Large red onion (important that it is red)
8-10 fresh garlic cloves, minced
2 Anaheim peppers
2 Jalapeno peppers
Juice of one lime
Juice of one lemon
salt to taste

Chop up tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, and place them in a bowl. Cut out all seeds from the two peppers, and chop up very fine and add to the bowl. Mince the garlic cloves and add in too. I always use this wonderful stainless steel citrus juicer for the next part because it is just so awesome.

I slice the citrus in half and then squeeze the daylights out of them. This lemon is as small as a lime so make sure you don't use one of the huge regular sized lemons or it will be too much. I use the juice of both of them. I then salt it - probably a 1/2 teaspoon, but I never measure so who knows. I do it to taste. 

Mix well. If you let it sit for an hour, you will have a lovely mix of flavors that make your black bean/chicken tacos (or other deliciousness) perfect! This is the "easy" salsa as I did not have any peppers. 

Yum! I think I want this again... 


Pebblekeeper ~ Angie said...

Yum! Adding a few things to my grocery list.

Homeschooling6 said...

Yum, I'll have to try it. Brent loves salsa. Your funny with the finger cots =D