I'm getting into the whole why-buy-it-if-you-can-make-it-yourself thing. Salsa seemed easy enough, so I used this recipe from Fun and Fearless in Beantown. It's sooo simple, and sooo delicious! Is there anything better than fresh salsa? Nope. Extra points for the homemade tortilla chips (tortillas, cooking spray, salt, bake at 400 degrees for ten minutes, BAM! chips.)
True, I can appreciate a good canned version accompanied by microwaved tortilla chips with cheese, but that's a craving of a different sort. I picture eating this on a sunny back porch, mid-afternoon, perhaps with a mild cocktail. I used two jalapenos and kind of wished I'd used 3, I like a good spicy salsa!
Homemade Summer Salsa
(Slightly adapted from Fun and Fearless in Beantown)
- 3 small tomatoes
- 1 white onion
- 1/4 cup frozen corn (or fresh if you're fancy)
- 5 cloves garlic
- 2 jalapenos
- 1 tbs lime juice
- 1 tbs cilantro
-Place tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, corn, and garlic on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Broil, checking regularly to turn veggies and check for desired done-ness. The veggies are done when they are slightly blistered and wrinkly.
(corn will probably finish first, then the garlic, and the rest at about the same time. Less than ten mins)
-Put half the veggies (except the corn!) in food processor with the lime juice. Puree until well blended. Add second half of veggies and pulse until chunky.
-Stir in cilantro and corn. Chill for at least a half hour to let flavors blend.
-Serve with chips!