Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sure Fire Blender Salsa - Mmmmm...

Finally a fresh-tasting salsa that you don’t have to wait till August to enjoy! Fresh cilantro, onion, and garlic disguise the fact that you have used canned tomatoes - not fresh. Don’t let that discourage you from trying this recipe. It reminds me of the salsa served in Mexican restaurants - with just enough kick.

Right from the get-go, let me give proper credit for this recipe... It can be found on the Prudence Pennywise website - and it’s a keeper! If you’ve ever had a teenager in the house - you know that chips and salsa tame the after-school (or the “I’m bored & there’s nothing to eat”) hunger that is part of having a teenager...

The website author claims that this only costs around $1.50 to make. To be exact, here’s what I paid for my batch: (It was dinnertime, and I went the shortest distance to the most expensive grocery store near my house - next time I’ll bargain shop...)

Canned tomatoes 1.50
Fresh lime .33
1/4 of a Vidalia Onion .25
Clove of garlic .05
Cilantro leaves .05

Total: $2.18 (small price to pay for BLISS...)

We enjoyed this batch of salsa (in place of the pico de gallo) on our favorite Baja Fish Tacos - then (the two of us) finished off about 1/2 of what was left with our favorite multi-grain tortilla chips (from Costco - official name of “Food Should Taste Good Multi-Grain Tortilla Chips/Crackers” - these are awesome and worth the entire price of your annual membership!)

Give this a go - you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised!

For the recipe, instructions, and photos - go to: ("full house" tab)

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