Sunday, June 10, 2012

Is that the Cha Cha? NO! It's SALSA!

I've started to see some delicious, multi-colored tomatoes around the market the last few weeks.  It's become one of my favorite things to see what's new at the market and what's in season in our state. 

You can buy the "ugly" ones at the market for cheaper! I bought these full price at Gateway...

So this week, I hunted up some local tortilla chips and got to work.  I never realized how EASY it was to make salsa with a food processor...  I've wasted years of my life chopping vegetables!

This is more of a pico de gallo, since the tomatoes aren't cooked, but it's more the consistency of salsa.  I just prefer the taste of fresh tomatoes when I can get them!

I used two big, red tomatoes... the ones that had a few nicks on them.  I quarted those, put them in the processor with some chopped green onions, TONS of cilantro, 1/2 a jalapeno (finely chopped) some salt and pepper and some garlic scapes.  My favorite part of salsa is the garlic taste and big chunks of onions, so I just kept adding more and more. 

I've been searching for a snack I can bring to work on my long weekend days, and this hit the spot. 

Don't mind all that water.  I'm a crazy water drinker.  If I didn't have two bottles, I would be back and forth to the kitchen every 1/2 hour.  My doctor commends me for constantly sipping whenever she sees me.  I suppose there are less healthy habits out there. 

The salsa is delicious, and took me about 10 minutes top to bottom with ingredients I found easily at the market.  But now I have a whole box of fresh jalapenos that I have no clue what to do with...  Any ideas?  I'm not a super spicy type of girl. 


  1. I have a great, healthified version of jalapeño poppers if you're interested! P.S. Your salsa looks de-lish!

    1. I'm afraid of poppers... I've never had one. Are they SUPER spicy?

    2. I am the world's biggest wimp when it comes to spicy (I think mild salsa is spicy...). And, if I can stuff my face with these poppers I know you can too.
      Here's a link to the poppers if you want to check it out:
      Another personal fav with jalapenos are stuffed chicken breast:
      Apparently it's "ruthlessly plug Macke Monologue day"... :)

    3. Hey, if you can't plug your awesome blog here, you can't do it anywhere. Plug away. This stuffed chicken breast recipe is calling to me... It might happen.

  2. was going to ask if you made the salsa-duh why not just look at the blog :)

  3. There are a lot of popper recipes on Pinterest :)

  4. you could easily seed them and slice them in half... then pop them in the freezer on a cookie sheet. When they are pretty much solid, transfer to a baggie, and voila... frozen jalapenos, and it's super easy to grab half a one to add to something for a little zip.

    that's what I did with extra ones from my garden last year :)