Jan 25, 2011

Salsa Salsa





I have been craving homemade salsa this month. Last summer, I helped my friend Marie make salsa, and I fell in love with the taste of flavorful and fresh chunky peppers and tomatoes. She inspired me to try it out on my own.

My salsa experiment started with Meijer. I found all of the ingredients in about a half hour (I was a little distracted by the odd fruits and veggies I had never seen before).


What I used:

Red pepper
Green pepper
Yellow pepper
Orange pepper
3 Roma tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic
Cilantro
Onion salt
Freshly squeezed lime juice




I found a cutting board, a big knife, and I cleared the table for a large work space. Chopping everything into little pieces took hours. A food processor would have been a magical help, but I managed without it.



Molly wanted to help with the salsa. She was great company as always.


After much chopping and playing with the ingredients, I finally had the perfect tasting salsa.





....after I made the salsa, I realized that guacamole was a must have for our Mexican meal that evening.









It only took a few minutes to whip up the mixture of tomatoes, avocado, garlic, and onion. I was pleased with the final result, and my sister was the biggest fan of both my creations.


Dinner was especially yummy that night, and I was happy to contribute in some small way. I think I will be making this on a regular basis from now on.

I suggest that everyone attempts making their own unique salsa. The best part is, there is no specific recipe you have to follow. Experiment and try something new!


2 comments:

  1. Homemade salsa sounds great! I've been meaning to pick some up at the store..but this makes the jar stuff seem like junk!

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  2. I have been craving avocados since yesterday...and your salsa looks like a great way to use them.
    And your little Molly looks like a great helper :)

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