Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Blender Salsa

We can all agree that fresh salsa tastes so much better than anything you can find on the shelf at the store. But we can also all agree that making homemade salsa takes a lot longer than just cracking open a bottle of Pace Picante. But what if there were a happy middle? A salsa that tastes fresh, but takes half the time? Wish granted. By using canned tomatoes you avoid the time it takes to blanch, peel and seed the tomatoes (and your hands aren't made raw in the process) and this can be made year round when tomatoes aren't in season or cost a ridiculous amount (paying $1.50 per tomato here was getting real old real fast). And honestly, this tastes amazing. I actually prefer this texture over salsa with fresh tomatoes which tend to get a bit watery with all the tomato juice.  10-15 minutes tops and you've got fresh salsa on the table ready to be devoured! And believe me, it will be.

1 can regular diced tomates
2 cans “Rotel” brand diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
Juice from 2-3 limes
2 garlic cloves
half a white onion, chopped
½ c green onions, sliced
1 green bell pepper (can add a red too if you like), chopped
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
In a blender or food processor blend all ingredients, except one can of diced tomato, stir that in after it is blended to add a little texture. Can eat immediately, but if refrigerated in a covered bowl for a couple hours the flavors meld beautifully. This makes a lot, so you can also half the recipe.

Source | Brooke Maureau

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