Monday, July 5, 2010

Perfect Salsa

I know that I have mentioned it before, but one of my favorite food blogs is Annie's Eats.  While I haven't tried all her recipes (she has like 300 or something like that!), all the recipes that I have tried, have been fab-u-lous.  To illustrate this point, if there is a particular food item that I would like to make but do not have a great recipe for, her blog is the first place I go.  And she usually has a recipe for whatever I am craving.  And it is always good!!  This salsa is no exception.  I'm getting ready to make a recipe of hers that I am very excited to try (stay tuned and I will share it with you!), and I am going to need this salsa! (If you hop over to her blog, leave her a comment telling her that Karla at The Culinary Enthusiast sent you!)

Perfect Salsa
Annie's Eats

2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and very coarsely chopped
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and halved
2 large vine-ripened tomatoes (I used 3 Roma tomatoes)
1 (28-oz.) can diced tomatoes (I prefer mine drained completely, but if you don't want a thick salsa, don't drain)
2 tbl. red wine vinegar
1 tbl. cumin
1/2 sweet yellow onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
juice of one lime

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the jalapenos and garlic.  Process until finely chopped.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Add all other ingredients to the food processor.  Pulse in very brief pulses until the vegetables have reached the size you desire. (Be careful not to puree your salsa!!)  Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate at least two hours before serving to all the flavors to blend.


  1. I make this all the time, too! I use less garlic, though, than she calls for. I find that after sitting in a fridge for a day, it's SUPER garlicy -- too much for this prego lady.

    Alos, I made her lemon and white chocolate parfait for the 4th yesterday, and it was aMAZing! Definitely going into my permanent collection.

  2. Lisa, indeed, it was MUCH more garlicky the next day....! I think that I might go look up that parfait recipe....hmmmm.


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