Monday, October 6, 2008

John's Salsa

This recipe brings back fond memories from the time JennyLee and I took a road trip with our combined four kids (plus one in Jenny's belly) to her sister (Lori) and brother-in-law's (John) house in Arizona. We filled up the minivan and just drove. It was an adventure! It was fun to see where JennyLee grew up, meet her mom, her family, her friends.

Lori and John were so welcoming, and their home is amazing. They whipped up this salsa in no time. It is perfect for when you have no fresh tomatoes, but want a great-tasting salsa to accompany your chips or chorizo and eggs with fresh tortillas. Thanks, Lori and John, for making us feel at home and sharing this awesome recipe.

This is the first time I have tried this recipe, and unfortunately our cilantro didn't survive this year, so I used basil. I will also reduce the sugar by at least half next time, this batch tastes a bit sweeter than I remember. I used 3 peppers instead of 2 because Number One has a nasty head cold and I'm trying to help him clear his sinuses. A good, fast salsa.

Feel free to try this at home...

John's Salsa

  • 2 small green onions cut about 2"
  • palm full of cilantro
  • 2 Mezzetta hot chili peppers

Mix together in blender or processor then add:

  • Large can of whole peeled tomatoes (drained)
  • Can of diced green chili
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Blend till you get consistency you like.

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