Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Zac's Seriously Good, Seriously Fresh Salsa

Last fall, Zac spent about two days in our kitchen chopping, dicing, mixing, blending, and tasting different salsa recipes to create a perfect salsa. I think he totally found it. This is embarrassing, but over the winter, we made this at least once a week and always finished it off in less than three days. And it makes A LOT of salsa. You should really try it.

Zac's Seriously Good, Seriously Fresh Salsa

10 roma or 8 regular tomatoes
1 medium white onion
3 jalapenos
1 green bell pepper
1 bunch (about 2 fistfuls) cilantro
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tbsps chili powder
2 tsps cumin
2 tsps paprika
1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1/2 c white vinegar
3 tbsps lime juice

Finely dice all vegetables. When dicing, cut off cilantro stems and core the tomato and the jalapeno (you don't want the seeds of the jalapenos or the slimy guts of the tomato). First, mix all green and white veggies in bowl. Second, add tomatoes, seasonings, and vinegar, lime juice and lightly mix again. If you mix the tomatoes too much they get mushy. Salt to taste.

NotesYou can chop the onions and peppers in the food processor, but we chop everything else by hand while watching TV shows on Hulu. It takes quite a while, but it makes for the best consistency.

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog. You make some tasty-looking food. I think I might make a batch of this salsa over the weekend. Hope you're doing well. Keep in touch.

    - Jill B.