the most amazing salsa.

I LOVE salsa.  I could eat it by the bowlful.  and it has definitely topped my list of "foods I crave during pregnancy" this time around. (well, at least I shouldn't have trouble with my prostate ;) hee hee.
I have to admit, up until now I had NEVER, ever made my own salsa.  I've always settled for the kind you buy at the store, although I have yet to come across any certain brand that I just love.  they're all so-so.
of course, it's always a treat to enjoy someone else's homemade salsa.  but I figured it was too much chopping, dicing and slicing for my taste.  blah.  I like fast and easy.
that WAS until I discovered this recipe by The Pioneer Woman.  (this lady is just plain amazing, anyway.)  and the clincher was when she said she made it in 2 minutes and 36 seconds flat.  oh yeah.
here is the line-up:

I know, it calls for tomatoes in a can.  but I don't garden or want to spend the afternoon peeling fresh tomatoes.  so, throw all these in a food processor or blender:

and voila:
delicious yummy restaurant style salsa.  and did I mention there are no chunks, either?  I hate chunks of "stuff" in salsa.  but I'm high maintenance that way.

lastly, serve it up and ENJOY!  your guests will be oohing and ahhing! (and no one will need to know that you did it in under 5 minutes.)
p.s. I also tried P.W.'s white chicken enchiladas (to go along with the chips and salsa) and they were super tasty!
here's the salsa recipe:

  • 1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice
  • 2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies)
  • ¼ cups Chopped Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Quartered And Sliced Thin
  • ¼ teaspoons Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • ½ cups Cilantro (more To Taste!)
  • ½ whole Lime Juice

Preparation Instructions
combine whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor.  pulse until you get to the salsa consistency you'd like.  test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.
refrigerate salsa for at least an hour.  serve with tortilla chips or cheese nachos.
-have a nice thursday!

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