hmmm, i think i'll order a fresh bowl of salsa and some salty tortilla chips please!
this morning my friend carolina, and her sweet little sophie, came over to make salsa. and not just any salsa, but lila feliciano's salsa! here are a few pics from this morning. i'll post the recipe at the end, that way you have to look at all the pictures whether you wanted to or not!
(this shot is missing the onions and jalapenos...cant have salsa without those!)
this is my brand spankin' new food processor i splurged on and bought one morning while chris was in class :) it works like a dream
here are some pics of sophie and carolina. no, these have not been edited AT ALL. they really are this cute!
jack is a tad bit obsessed with sophie. every sunday he searches the pews for sophie's ponytail and promptly says, "awwww sophie baby is so pretty today!"
this morning i told him that sophie came over to make salsa and he said, "sophie is my best baby in my whole world."
before i give the recipe, i feel i should tell you that this was only my second time ever making it by myself. chris is the real salsa-pro around here and he's been doing it for a couple years now. and my mom has been making it even longer. so with that said, here it is, as made by me, the non-salsa-pro....
unfortunately, i dont have any exact measurements. i hate it when a recipe says, add a little of this or a little of that. but with this, you just add what you like. if its something you really enjoy, you add more of it! it's not science people, just salsa. this isnt exactly like lila's, but its pretty dang close! (she adds chicken bouillon, but we havent noticed a difference with our without it)
*in the processor (or blender) chop up about half an onion and a few cloves (3-4) of garlic.
*then add a few seeded jalapenos (3-4) and chop. we usually peel them with a veggie peeler first because sometimes the skin can be a little bitter.
*add in tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, and salt and chop. lila uses any kind of fresh tomatoes. i usually use some grape or cherry tomatoes and a can of diced maters. the canned ones add a nice bright red color to the salsa.
*now. taste the salsa with a tortilla chip and decide if it needs a little more of something or other and add it. repeat several times till its just to your liking.
two things i have learned:
1- you need more salt than you think you do
2- be careful with the lime juice. start with a little and add more if you need to.
you will never go back to pace picante sauce again!