Saturday, June 6, 2009


This salsa was adapted from an recipe.  It is hands down the best salsa recipe I have ever had and is cheaper than getting store bought, which is always a bonus.  I read that it doesn't keep well overnight, although I wouldn't know because it's never made it to the next day.  

This recipe, unlike many of my others, only serves 2-3 people so you might want to double or triple it if it's going to be dip for a party.  

medium tomatoes
1/2 medium onion or 1 small onion
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
12 sprigs of cilantro
1 large garlic clove
3/4 serrano chili seeded and chopped very fine

1.  Take one of the tomatoes and puree it. (If you don't like chunks of tomatoes in your salsa feel free to puree both)
2.  Mix all the ingredients together except for the serrano chilies.
3.  The serrano chilies are spicy so we only used 3/4 of one but feel free to add more.  I would suggest adding 1/2 a chili at a time or less.  Be sure to chop up the chilies as small as possible so you don't have really spicy pockets in your salsa.


EttAngelJedi said...

this looks awesome. what kind of chips do you recommend?

The Carnivore said...

I usually get Mission tortilla chips because they are the best you can get from most supermarkets. The day I shot this we got some really cheap tortilla chips. I find that the more authentically Mexican the chips look the better they are and the cheaper they cost. Thats the kind of math that I like.

EttAngelJedi said...

an inverse relationship :)

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michelle @ TNS said...

my summer favorite, so much so that in my house, that would feed half a person. can't wait until the tomato and chiles come into season and i can make this from the backyard.

i also like the mission chips, although the best is (when you're not too lazy) to make your own. def the cheapest, if you don't count all the vegetable oil.

Esmeralda said...

I am going to send you my Ma;s salsa recipe!!! I can;t eat it becuase its TOO hot!!!!

By the way you should add me to your blog roll!!!! lol...

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