Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays-My Easy "Salsa"

This is really not a very authentic version of salsa. In fact NO real vegetables are harmed in the making of this salsa. But to me that is part of the appeal. See I HATE big chunks in my salsa, plus I almost always have the ingredients on hand for this.

Here's what you will need:

-1 Can Diced Tomatoes (I usually Drain because I don't like my salsa soupy, but you may:)
-1 Can Ro Tel (Again I Drain! see above note)
-1 Tsp Garlic Salt
-1 Tsp Ground Cumin
-1 TBS Sugar
- Chopped fresh Jalapeno to taste

Ok are you ready for these complicated steps? Huh are you?? Well here they are:

Put all above in Blender/Food Processor and pulse till desired consistancy! Seriously thats all! And honestly I have used both my Food Processor and my Blender and they work equally well:)
Serve with Tortilla Chips and Refrigerate leftovers ( salsa tends to keep for about a week or so).

Ok important side notes about ingredients! I have never used the above tomatoes before and honestly didn't care for it. I normally use regular diced petite tomatoes with better success. Also I choose the mexican blend of rotel because I adore cilantro, however please use what ever type your family would prefer:) Normally I just kinda eyeball all the spices, but I suggest you start out with the above amounts and work down or up from there. In my personal blend I WAY up the cumin and sometimes the sugar. You may prefer more garlic, but from personal experience I can tell you that amount of garlic usually doesn't require much adjusting. Also if you think you don't like Cumin please don't leave it out! Try even just 1/2 a tsp, it really does make this dish. Not world famous or anything but I find it fun and different, and most important EASY!


Clare said...

That looks fabulous and I have a bag of tortilla chips calling my name...too bad I don't have a blender OR a food processor!:)

Lisa said...

Can't wait to try it. It sounds great. I have a great homemade salsa recipe that everyone really enjoys, but it is a bit more time consuming. Your recipe looks more like the restaurant kind. I'll let you know how the gang likes it. Love Ya, MOM

Lisa said...

Kelly tried this on Wed. and it was quite tasty even without the jalapenos. It was quite tasty. I would not add as much sugar if I made it because I think it was a little too sweet. Overall, it was yummy and soooo easy which you know is what I live by. Can't wait to impress someone at the next bring a snack event.

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