Saturday, August 23, 2014

Easy Blender Salsa

I struggled mightily with how to title this recipe. This recipe has a lot going for it. First, it's a great salsa...the kind you would find in that little dive taco bar run by Carlos and Alejandra. True restaurant quality. Second, it's fresh...made with raw ingredients. Third, it's easy. Ridiculously easy. Toss everything in a blender and you have a stunning salsa in less than 60 seconds.

In order to get the most people to try it, I have opted to focus on how easy it is to make it. But please be advised that it is a fresh-made, restaurant quality salsa. It's just that it is ridiculously easy to make. So that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

You will note in the ingredient list there is one item that is not fresh and that would be one can of diced tomatoes. Now you could grab any can of diced tomatoes and that would certainly do the trick. But if you want your salsa to be the pinnacle of salsaness, you need the gold standard of canned tomatoes: Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted diced tomatoes. These are extraordinary.

1 14-oz can diced tomatoes
2 fresh tomatoes
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, or a handful
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
Juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeƱo, seeded and veins removed (optional)

Really Easy Directions
Add all ingredients to blender and blend on low until well combined. Serve.

Pairing: My fave, Pacifico.

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