Saturday, March 6, 2010

Homemade, authentic salsa!

There is a dear sister here that taught me how to make real salsa. Did you ever know that salsa can be so good that you crave it?? Well, I am here to testify that it can. :-) This sister grew up as a missionaries daughter in Mexico, so her recipe is the real deal. I wanted to share it will you all so that you can enjoy it too. Here is what you do: Take several tomatoes and a couple of jalapenos and steam them in a pot with a small amount of water for a few minutes. Drain off any remaining water and put them into the blender. Add a couple of cloves of garlic and a good amount of salt (sorry for the vagueness, you will probably have to experiment). Puree. Put this into a bowl and add finely chopped onions, cilantro, and lime juice to taste. This isn't a picky recipe, so relax and just do however much garlic, tomatoes, jalapenos, limes, salt, cilantro, and onions you think your family would like. I will give you a rough estimate of what I do. About 8 medium tomatoes, 2-3 jalapenos, a fist full of chopped cilantro, one medium onion, 4-5 limes, 2 cloves of garlic, and maybe 2-3 teaspoons of salt. Oooooo, yummy!! So very healthy and deliciously good! Enjoy~

5 comments:

Home school Mom said...

mmmmm....sounds amazing!! We'll have to try it sometime! We make fresh salsa with all those ingredients, but all raw.....I've never tried putting it on the stove before! :)) Thanks for the recipe! (or guide anyway! hee! :)

Hannah said...

YUM! I miss summer salsas with corn chips-- er don't get me started!!
~Hannah

watchmelose said...

I am so glad you posted a warning about the addictiveness! :^) Love, Anna

Jen said...

This recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for posting.

Christine said...

I wonder if you'll ever meet my friend Tina- she taught us her way of mexican beans and tortillas when the children were young. Cooking culturally has always been a blessing to me and my family. I would love to try some of that salsa- do you ship?
Bon Appetit,
Christine