Happy 100th post! Imagine. A few days ago 1,000 visitors, and now my 100th post. This post is definitely 100th post worthy (the recipe is especially).
This isn’t a new recipe, per se, but it was used as a side dish with the Cowboy Chicken Casserole. Carol’s daughter (whom I have never met) has a blog with two other friends. A few years ago (before I first tasted her mom’s salsa) she posted the recipe on the blog. Today, because the limes I purchased on Saturday were juiceless duds (pretty much), I added the juice of one lemon as well. I recently purchased a salsa at Fresh by Brookshire’s that had lemon in it, and the lemon made the salsa. What I love about this salsa is that it is ready in five minutes, it’s a restaurant-style salsa, and it comes from one of the best foodies I know (outside of my family), Carol.
Carol was our school’s librarian for a few years until she got a job closer to home. During that time, she served as a source of advice to me, not only from a food standpoint. Every time I make this salsa, I think of her. She was very particular about the brand of the ingredients, and I agree. Del Monte’s and Trappey’s make it.
1-28 ounce can Hunt’s diced tomatoes (or 2-14.5 ounce cans)
juice of one lime (and today, one lemon)
Trappey’s sliced jalapenos–I put about 8-10 in today.
handful of fresh cilantro (Remember: more cilantro is better)
2-3 green onions, roughly chopped (Since the tops of them had gone bad, I used four)
dash of cumin (Um, the cumin shaker and I had an issue, so it may have been closer to half a teaspoon…but it was good…I promise)
Put all your “green” ingredients in the food processor or blender (I used my Ninja blender cup), and pulse a few times until it desired consistency (Muffin did this part, so it quickly became a paste). Add tomatoes and pulse a few more times until well blended. Pour into a dish and serve.
I actually keep it stored in the blender cup so that you can just pour it up like they do at Mexican restaurants.
Muffin and I might have snacked on some earlier and pretty much drank the contents of a Fiesta salsa cup. Yes, this salsa is drinkable good. I wonder what it would do to a Bloody Mary, and I hate Bloody Marys.
A blurred picture of Muffin with a chip.
It’s safe to say that this recipe is DEFINITELY Muffin Approved!