Ten Minute Salsa

3 Oct

Oh how I’ve missed delicious salsa.  In America I can always count on my local Hy-Vee to have a large selection varying from hot to chunky to peach.  In Turkey I’m lucky to find one jar of “salsa” at my local market and the taste isn’t worth the price.  So the other day when I found jalapenos at Kipa I snagged the large prepacked bundle and froze them.  I had to go our more gourmet market Macro Center to purchase cilantro.  It isn’t easy to find jalapenos, limes, and cilantro all the same market; in fact it’s never happened which is why I put of making salsa until today.  Willy Wonka was napping so I needed to move quickly.

Make sure to wear rubber gloves when working with the jalapenos.  I had a horrifying experience where I thought my face was going to melt off.  Gloves are also a must if you’ve got an infant at home.  I don’t need Turkish CPS called on me 🙂

Here’s what you need:

  • one large clove of garlic
  • cilantro – to your taste
  • half a red onion
  • juice of one lime
  • at least a tsp of salt
  • 1 jalapeno (I leave some seeds because I like spicy)
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes drained

Ten Minute Salsa

Roughly cut the garlic, onion, and peppers into chunks.  Add all the ingredients except canned and fresh tomatoes to the food processor.  After those ingredients are mixed well add the drained tomato and a chopped fresh tomato into the mix.  Blend again.  Taste. BAM Ten Minute Salsa 🙂

So fresh and yummy!

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One Response to “Ten Minute Salsa”

  1. Kay Creasey October 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Looks delicious!

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