Monday, June 28, 2010

DIY Salsa

This recipe was in my magazine this month, so I figured I would give it a try. I've canned salsa a few times in college, but let's face it-it's much easier to buy the jarred stuff! (especially with 3 little tykes running around). When I thought about how much sodium the store bought salsa has compared to this easy stuff, I might start making it myself just for my kids' health. I'm sure there are a million salsa recipes out there! This one was super easy and really mild for kids. It's more of a pico de gallo type of salsa if you ask me. If you like it with more heat, add more chile. If you don't have a food processor, just get out your sharp knife and get to work. I think the biggest perk to doing it yourself, besides it being low sodium, is that you can choose your chunkiness. I did mine really fine so the kids devoured it!

DIY Salsa
Recipe from Good Housekeeping June 2010
Makes 3 cups

15 sprigs cilantro
1 serrano chile, ribs and seeds discarded
1 small clove garlic
1/2 small white onion, cut in quarters
6 rips plum tomatoes (about 1 pound) cored and cut into quarters
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice

In food processor, with knife blade attached, pulse cilantro, chile, and garlic until very finely chopped. Transfer mixture to large bowl.
Place onion in food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to bowl with the cilantro.
Place tomatoes in food processor; pulse until chopped. Transfer to bowl with onion. Add lime juice and salt, and stir until well mixed. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.

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