Fresh from the garden: Salsa

16 Jun

Our jalapeno plants have sprouted some really great peppers in the past couple of weeks.  Actually they’re huge (that’s them in the pic)!  I am so excited because that means it’s time for fresh salsa! 

 I started making salsa from scratch a couple of years ago.  I tried recipe after recipe but I never found one that really hit the spot.  I finally decided to play around with the ingredients and created this salsa recipe.  It’s just how I like it.  I’m not a huge fan of cilantro so I only call for a pinch but you can adjust it to your taste.  You can play with this to make it as hot or mild as you like.  Just leave the seeds in the jalapeno for very hot salsa (my personal favorite) or remove them for a milder taste.  I learned from making this that there are no rules. 

You may need to make it a few times to get the taste you prefer but making it is half the fun!  The flavor builds after it is refrigerated for a few hours.  Here’s the recipe (double up for parties):

The staging chick’s secret salsa recipe

  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 scallion
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • pinch of cilantro
  • 3 vine tomatoes
  • pinch of cummin powder
  • pinch of chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red wine vinaigrette
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • pepper
  • pinch of sugar

Dice the garlic and jalapeno.  Quarter the tomatoes and add all ingredients to a food processor or blender.  refrigerate and serve with your favorite chips (I heart multigrain tortilla chips). 

Tip: Cover chicken breasts with this salsa and jack cheese in a baking dish.  Cover with foil and bake until cooked through.  OMG amazing.  Trust me.

***What I’m listening to: ‘Home’-Jack Johnson

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