Tuesday, January 19, 2010

simply tasty: homemade salsa

now that you have made tortilla chips, what can you dip them into?  salsa of course!

i like this recipe because it is so easy to make… you just throw everything in, process it, and voila, a tasty salsa comes out!  furthermore, homemade salsa has much more flavor than store-bought, and has more vitamins and fiber, since it hasn't been cooked.

no guilt about eating this tasty snack.  as a friend pointed out to me once, salsa is just chopped veggies, so its practically like a salad!

as for the cost effectiveness of this recipe, it really depends on how much you pay for the ingredients, since fresh produce varies greatly in price through the year.  i would say that this whole recipe will cost you on average $2-3 to make, and yields as much as about 2 jars of store-bought salsa.

Homemade salsa

5-8 roma tomatoes
1/2 white onion (or 1/4 yellow onion)
1/2 bunch of cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper w/ seeds, stem removed 
1-2 Tbsp of white vinegar
1-2 Tbsp of olive (or other) oil
1-2 Tbsp of lime juice
several dashes of salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin and liquid smoke

roughly chop the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and jalapenos (the pieces can be pretty large, the food processor will do most of the work).  add these to the food processor, along with all of the other ingredients.
process until smooth.

note that only the first 4 ingredients are very necessary, the spices and other additives just enhance the flavor, and could be left out if you don't have them on hand.

if you tell people you made both the chips and salsa from scratch, they will be amazed and think you slaved in the kitchen all day. in reality, it took you under 30 minutes to make both! :)

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