Mar 192013
 

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Cheap, Easy and Quick Salsa

There is a restaurant near us that serves great Mexican food—I love their chimichangas, I DON’T LOVE their salsa  —  mainly because it stays with me until the next day, or the next shower—the garlic is just too pervasive!  I have been tempted to take a jar of my own salsa with me so I (we) don’t have to live with me smelling like a garlic bulb for the next week.

I acquired this recipe a long while back.  I think it bears a striking similarity to the Chili’s Restaurant’s salsa.  Taste and see what you think. I know that lots of my friends have secret recipes for elaborate unmeasured creations– creations that I love, but cannot make cause there is no “recipe” for them.  This is for beginners, cheaters and anyone who happens to have run out of salsa while assembling their Mexican dish (which by the way, my husband says is usually the same ingredients that are simply rearranged.)

But I am fond of this one because it is very simple to make and uses common ingredients. Canned tomatoes may not be as great  tasting as using fresh tomatoes, but it certainly works for me, because it kills me to spend the $$ for fresh ones.

Use fresh cilantro if you like, or none at all—you can make the call.  I find that many of my friends either love it or hate it.  I am non-committal.

Also, add more or less jalapenos to your taste.  This one rates as a medium salsa.  If you are like me, medium doesn’t satisfy– double the peppers for the burn that you crave.

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1 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes

¼ c. sliced jalapeños

¼ c. chopped yellow onion

1 T. white vinegar

¾ t. salt

¾ t. sugar

¼ t. cumin

Dash dried cilantro (if desired)

Chop onions and jalapeños in food chopper—I like to use my Vidalia Onion Chopper for this.  Put these in a 1 ½ qt. bowl.

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Add spices, sugar, salt and vinegar.  Add tomatoes and stir.

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If you like chunky salsas, then you are done.  If you like smoother salsa, use a hand blender to blend it to your desired consistency.

The salsa is ready to eat, but like most salsas, it does improve with time.  Just be sure to store in a glass container.  It will forever change the smell of anything plastic!

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5 minute Salsa- incredibly easy and quick

Prep Time: 10 minutes

1 1/2 cups

5 minute Salsa- incredibly easy and quick

The salsa is ready to eat, but like most salsas, it does improve with time. Just be sure to store in a glass container. It will forever change the smell of anything plastic!

Ingredients

  • 1 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • ¼ c. sliced jalapeños
  • ¼ c. chopped yellow onion
  • 1 T. white vinegar
  • ¾ t. salt
  • ¾ t. sugar
  • ¼ t. cumin
  • Dash dried cilantro (if desired)

Instructions

  1. [For pictured directions, go to:/http://www.onlymybestrecipes.com/5-minute-salsa-incredibly-easy-and-quick/]
  2. Chop onions and jalapeños in food chopper—I like to use my Vidalia Onion Chopper for this.
  3. Put these in a 1 ½ qt. bowl.
  4. Add spices, sugar, salt and vinegar. Add tomatoes and stir.
  5. If you like chunky salsas, then you are done. If you like smoother salsa, use a hand blender to blend it to your desired consistency.
http://www.onlymybestrecipes.com/5-minute-salsa-incredibly-easy-and-quick/

 

 Posted by at 5:19 pm

  2 Responses to “5 minute Salsa- incredibly easy and quick”

  1. I have those ingreidents in my kitchen at all times. It certainly is a money saver.

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