12 November 2016
Quick and Easy Goddess Salsa
It’s not summer time, y’all, but any time of year is a good time for salsa. Especially THIS salsa! My friend, Laurie, used to make this way, way back in the day. I remember when I first tried it, I thought she was some kind of salsa making wizard. When she told me how simple it is to make, I couldn’t believe it!
The best recipes are the ones we can adapt to our personal preferences. I look at recipes as guidelines, you know? Inspiration. A jumping off point into culinary magic. Feel free to do the same here. You can thank me later, friends. Well, thank Laurie. She’s the original salsa goddess. Peace, B.
Look for the “pro tips” for making and using Goddess Salsa in the post!
That’s my handy dandy thrifted Moulinax food processor right there. 80s goodness. Works like a charm. Got it for a steal, natch. You can use a blender though!
|one 28 ounce can of plum tomatoes, drained|
|two jalapeno peppers
(more or less according to your love of the hot stuff)
|three cloves garlic, minced|
|juice of one lime|
|handful of cilantro|
|salt and black pepper to taste|
|Add each ingredient to your food processor or blender in the following order:|
|Drain the can of tomatoes.|
|Cut the onion up into chunks.|
|Remove seeds from peppers.|
|Remove stems from a handful of cilantro|
|Juice one lime.|
|Add minced garlic.|
|Add salt and pepper to taste. I use a half teaspoon of salt & a teaspoon of pepper.|
|Give all of this a whirl or two and you’re done!|
Makes about three pints, sometimes more depending on the size of your onion and pepper. This batch was three quarts and enough for the little serving we gobbled right on up. Keep refrigerated. Will keep for five to seven days.
1. Save the sauce you drain off those tomatoes for another recipe. Waste not, want not, friends!
2. Microwave the lime for about 30 seconds before you slice it in half to juice it. You’ll work less to get more juice.
3. Get a grocery bag of chips from your local Mexican restaurant. They taste better (especially if they make the chips themselves) and you save money. At least I do at my fav local place.
4. You can use one pint of this yummy goddess salsa in the slow cooker with chicken breasts and a packet of taco seasoning for shredded tacos. Ohmygah. So delicious!
5. This salsa is perfect for gift giving.