Thursday, July 14, 2011


I'm not a huge fan of spicy food but I can appreciate a good salsa every now and then. I've always wanted to try making my own but have just never had a good reason to. Tonight I made this salsa (adapted for a Pioneer Woman recipe) and the guacamole for a potluck style get together. Both went over really really well. I took big bowls full and brought them home empty. Phil asked to make it spicier next time... so maybe we'll consider adding a jalapeno for him. For the weaker palate like mine, though, this was pretty perfect.

6 Tomatoes peeled, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup Chopped Onion
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 whole mild pepper (think Anaheim)
1/4 teaspoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1/2 cup fresh Cilantro (more To Taste!)
Juice of 1/2 a lime

Combine tomatoes, onion, pepper, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you'd like---I do about 10 to 15 pulses. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.
Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour before serving.

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