Friday, July 15, 2011

Famous Family Salsa

Welcome to Friday where the weekend official starts and you can actually get in a little family time! To celebrate Fridays and the wonderfulness of them I have dubbed them "Finger-Lickin' Fridays" and I will share a fun, healthy, and most likely easy recipe for you and your family! Today's recipe of choice is a homemade salsa. One day, I just turned to my husband and was like "I want to try and make a homemade salsa. I bet it's way better than the store bought stuff!" So we researched recipes online, took a couple and combined them. We tried it several different ways and finally perfected our recipe. This is a traditional, southern style salsa and since it is made from fresh fruits and vegetables, it is really good for you! We chop the ingredients into medium size pieces and then put it into our Pro Chopper Plus and finely chop it in that. It is a WONDERFUL salsa maker!
Here is how to make it!

Almost all the ingredients in our Pro Chopper!
4-6 Medium size Tomatoes
2 Jalapenos
1 Green Chili Pepper
1/2 Red Oninion
1/2 Cup of Cilantro
2-3 Limes for juicing
Salt and Pepper to taste

Juice all the limes and throw away the rest of the limes. Gut the tomatoes, jalapenos, and chili pepper, taking out the inside skeleton and seeds and throwing them away. Finely chop the tomatoes, jalapenos, chili pepper, red onion and cilantro and mix with the lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you have a chopper/food processor, simply place the gutted tomatoes, jalapenos, chili peppers, the lime juice and the cilantro in the chopper and chop to desired consistency.

The salsa all chopped up!
Be careful chopping the jalapenos. I have to use gloves or get my husband to cut them. If I do not use gloves, my hands burn like crazy a few hours later. This recipe is pretty flexible if you want to change it up. If you want it to be more of a green salsa, add more jalapenos and green chili peppers and less tomatoes. If you like a very tomato based salsa (and not very hot) add more tomatoes and less jalapenos. My husband and I usually only put about 1/4 of an onion in because we are not big onion people. It does say red onion, but we have also used white onions and it is fine. Grab a bag of tortilla chips (hopefully whole grain or something healthy!) and enjoy our "Famous Family Salsa" As always, God bless you and your family!

Until the Whole World Hears,

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