Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Simple Salsa

My husband and I went shopping today. Tortilla chips were on sale, so we bought a bag. Tomatoes were on sale also. So, as we were sitting here this evening watching a movie with our sons, I decided to throw together a salsa. Having never made one before, I figured I'd keep it simple and see how it turned out. I must have done something right because my oldest son begged for more!

Simple Salsa
4 fresh tomatoes
8 sprigs cilantro
3 cloves garlic
1 small onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 jalapeno
1/2-1 teaspoon salt

Start a pot of water to boil and fill a bowl with iced water. Cut crosses in the bottoms of the tomatoes. Chop your cilantro, garlic and onion and put them in a bowl with the salt and olive oil. Seed your jalapeno and chop it finely. Put it in the bowl also. Mix these up together.
Using a slotted spoon, place the tomatoes in the boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove the tomatoes after that time and place into the iced water. Peel each tomato, dice and mix into the other ingredients. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour to allow the flavours to blend.

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