22 June, 2015
Salsa Time!Comments : 3 Posted in : dip, food, foodie, funny, humor, recipe, salsa, Uncategorized on by : Jeanette Schramm
My lovely mother bought me a food processor, allowing me to do all sorts of wonderful things, including making salsa! I got this recipe from my cousin Laura’s Pampered Chef party I went to at the beginning of summer. That’s also where I got my little manual food processor!
Unintentional advertising aside, this recipe is one that, unless you have a lot of patience and a very sharp knife, you’re going to want a food processor for. I tried making salsa in a blender once and, as the boyfriend could tell you, it just wan’t right.
So, here’s how this one goes:
What you’ll need:
1 small onion (white)
1 jalapeno pepper
1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups grape tomatoes
First, cut the onion into quarters and separate it into layers, and cut the jalapeno into thirds (crosswise, not lengthwise). Combine the onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a food processor and run it until the contents are coarsely chopped.
After that, add half of the tomatoes, and run the food processor until those are coarsely chopped, as well. You might have to scrape the sides of the food processor down; just don’t do it while the food processor is running (if you even can). My mom can tell you from experience that it doesn’t work very well that way (at least with blenders, but I’m sure the same would apply here).
Add the rest of the tomatoes and chop until the salsa reaches your desired consistency. This recipe will make about 2 1/2 cups of salsa. If you can, make the salsa a day before you plan to use it, because it is at least 200% better the next day, after the flavors have had the chance to mingle and come together.