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Friday, August 19, 2011

Fresh Salsa in Under 5 Minutes

Last summer I grew to love Biz's baja fresh salsa.  And to this day it is my fresh salsa of choice.  But when I'm short on time or just plain lazy, I make this version instead.

Like I've said before, I'm a little bit of a salsa snob.  I'd prefer a fresh batch of salsa to go along with my never-ending bowl of tortilla chips any day over a jarred version.  To me the veggies in jarred salsa seem a little rubbery.

What usually happens is I whip up a batch of this salsa at night when the husband is working.  Then he proceeds to come home in the wee morning hours, eat half the bowl, and come to bed with dragon breath having inhaled enough chips and salsa for a few people.

It's a lovely smell to wake up to at 2 a.m.

Fresh Salsa
3-4 medium sized tomatoes, cored
2 Anaheim chili peppers
2 cloves garlic
1 small onion (optional)
1 t. salt
2 T. lemon or lime juice

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend to your desired consistency.  We like ours on the smoother side, versus chunky, but that is completely up to your tastes.

Serve with tortilla chips or pour over enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, omelets, baked potatoes, the list is endless.  Or just drink it.  It is that good.

Later today we have a lunch date at Happy Joe's with co-workers and then I HAVE to go grocery shopping.  We barely have milk in the fridge let alone anything else, it is pretty sad!  I'm pretty sure I've decided (thanks to my Facebook fans) to make a batch of sangria this weekend.  It won out over the margaritas.

Guess I'll be making more salsa too.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Looks great -- I love salsa! How much of a bite does it have when you use the raw onion?

  2. Honestly - I sometimes leave out the raw onion, so it doesn't have quite the bite. If I use one, then it's a really small onion, and I make sure it is diced really, really small. Nothing like raw onion breath!

  3. Love your quick salsa! I will pretend that I don't see the onions! :D

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Biz makes so many amazing salsas! I've always wanted to try one! Yours looks tasty too!! Fresh salsa...the absolute best!

  5. Angie's Healthy LivingAugust 22, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    This recipe is too easy! I will have to try this with all my extra tomatoes!
    Thanks so much!

  6. how easy is that! it looks amazing!