Sunday, May 6, 2012

Super-easy Sunday: Salsa!

In honor of the most recent Cinco de Mayo and thanks to the fact that I'm feeling decidedly lazy today, I give you my super-easy recipe for salsa.  This recipe tastes just as delicious as homemade fresh salsa, but doesn't take nearly as much effort.  To top it off, it's so tasty no one will ever guess how easy it is.

What You'll Need
1 large bowl                                                                   Knife for chopping
Can opener                                                                     Measuring spoons
Cutting board                                                                 Mixing spoon
1 24 oz jar of salsa                                                        Cilantro
1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes                                    1 tsp minced garlic
1 10 oz can Rotel                                                           Tortilla chips

Now Let's Make Salsa!
Careful, it splatters.
Open your jar of salsa and pour it into the large bowl.  Use your spoon to scrape the sides of the jar, making sure to get all that tomatoey goodness.  I usually use mild Pace salsa (because I'm a total baby when it comes to spiciness), but any salsa should do. So, use your favorite!

Open the can of diced tomatoes and the can of Rotel.  Do NOT drain the liquid from either. Add both cans, liquid and all, to the bowl of salsa.  Again, I like to use mild Rotel, and an off-brand could work just as well.  Stir everything together until you've got a fairly even blend.

Take your cutting board and knife, begin chopping your fresh cilantro. You don't want to do too much, as it can overpower the rest of the flavors in the salsa. I usually chop until I've got a handful.  To chop the cilantro, gather the leaves in as tight a bunch as you can. Hold the leaves together with one hand and, starting at the leafy end, chop the cilantro until you've gotten enough. I usually cut cilantro fresh from my herb garden, but if you're using store bought, make sure to wash it thoroughly first as it tends to be gritty. Add the chopped cilantro to the salsa bowl.  Measure 1 tsp of minced garlic and add it to the salsa. Mix thoroughly until you've achieved an even blend.

Chill in the refrigerator until cold enough to serve. I like my salsa cold, but you might not so follow your preferences.  Serve with tortilla chips and impress your friends!

Yeah, that's right. Nom!


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