Friday, June 5, 2009

Quick & easy homemade salsa

It's 1:48 a.m. Friday morning and I'm in a hurry to get to bed, so in the spirit of hurrying here's a quick-and-easy salsa recipe from LeShan's recipe box. It's actually her mother-in-law's recipe so I hope she doesn't mind if I share it with you! She made this when I was out there for a little R&R and it was so dang good I've already made it once since I've been home (where it was promptly finished off by my family) and plan to make it once more this weekend. Enjoy!

The "Mother-in-Law of All Salsas" salsa
1 10-oz can RO*TEL (your choice), drained
1 14.5-oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1/2 red onion cut into large pieces
1/2 green pepper cut into large pieces
Cilantro to taste (LeShan and I both used about 1/3 of a bunch)
Juice of 1 lime
3/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it is the desired consistency.

"If life gives you lemons, make lemonade; if it gives you tomatoes, make salsa."

Image by mhaithaca, shared via Flickr.


Camille said...

Thought I'd check out your blog after visiting Sassy Scoops. :) And how ironic that last night, we make some homemade salsa as well (off of a friend's recipe). Only our lesson learned is to not include the whole jalapeno pepper - seeds and all! I'll have to try your recipe next time! :)

Emily Hill said...

Homemade salsa is the best! And that is a great lesson to learn--I'm sure your tastebuds are grateful you learned it. LOL If you care to share your recipe we'd love to have it on the site!