Some Like It Hot Salsa

I love chips and salsa, especially if the salsa is freshly made. The beauty about making your own salsa is that it can be as mild or hot as you want it. Custom made to your liking.

Ingredients:
2 14.5 ounce cans of whole peeled tomatoes
1 can of Rotel with chilis, I used original
Jalapeño, cut in pieces*, you decide how many and how hot you want it and whether you keep the seeds
3 garlic cloves, minced
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon of salt
1 sweet onion, medium – large size, chopped
1 cup of chopped cilantro, leaves and stems (I used the stems to 1 1/2 inches, not the entire length of the stems)

In a food processor, add tomatoes, Rotel, pieces of jalapeño(s), garlic, lime juice and salt. Blend. Taste your salsa before continuing. If you want to add more jalapeño, do so now. Once it’s too spicy, it’s hard to fix. I used one jalapeño, de-seeded and deveined and it was hot.

Add chopped onion and blend. Add 1 cup of cilantro and blend again. Serve immediately or keep in refrigerator.

This salsa is not and should not be watery. Sometimes pictures can be deceiving. It’s actually chunky. Enjoy!

Tipsy Fruit Salsa


I was invited to an April Fools Day Food Blogger Party. Thank you Rowdy Baker for the invitation! If I participated, the ingredients had to be crazy. Oh I did! I think I nailed it. My strawberries were so big and full of juice, they almost colored everything red. I really like this salsa. It’s different and combines the combination I love the most, sweet and salty. I hope you enjoy this as much I as do.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups strawberries, diced chunky
1 peach (I used some slices thawed from frozen), diced chunky
1 jalapeño, diced fine (it’s up to you if you leave the seeds and membrane in)
1/2 cup red onion, finely diced
1 Haas avocado, diced chunky
The juice of 1 lime
1 shot of tequila, optional
3 Tablespoons of chopped cilantro, more for garnish
Several pinches of salt
Tortilla chips

In a large bowl, cut up fruit and set aside. Using a food processor, finely dice jalapeño and red onion. Add to fruit mixture. Add a good pinch of salt. If this mixture has too much liquid, place everything in a strainer and drain the juice. Dice up your avocado and place in a separate bowl. Add a pinch of salt to the avocado. Squeeze the juice of one lime over the avocado. Add into fruit mixture. Add cilantro and tequila. Toss lightly and strain. You do not want to soak your fruit salsa in alcohol, just give it the taste of tequila. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

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