More than a year ago, before in fact, Klark even left for Afghanistan, he bought me a new blender. High rolling, I know, but I get really excited about new appliances — a fondue pot, a slow cooker, a KitchenAid mixer, and of course a new blender. Blenders make some of my favorite soups smoother, but this one came with an added bonus — a salsa function.
It took me more than a year and many trips to the farmer’s market to make it, but this week I finally – A. made it to the farmer’s market and B. ended up with all the good ingredients I need to make a killer salsa. We bought a salsa that looked great from Costco, but were so disappointed in it, so with a giant bag of tortilla chips and all the right ingredients, what better to do with my Monday night. Armed with 2 bunches of cilantro at $.50 each, a giant bag of fresh tomatoes for $5 from the farmer’s market and many other ingredients, I set to creating, tasting, and adding ingredients.
This is delicious, easy, healthy, and … delicious! Just enough kick, and has a good bite — next time might leave the whole jalapeno unseeded.
5 medium tomatoes
1 jalapeno, halved with one half seeded
1 t garlic
2 T apple cider vinegar
juice from 1/2 lime
1 yellow pepper
3/4 c chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Roughly chop all ingredients and combine in a blender and serve. Garnish with cilantro if you like. Soooo good – really healthy and almost no salt — just 45 mg for the entire recipe
. Fun to do the chopping, fun to do the blending (just push the button and the blender does all the work!), fun and easy to eat. I can’t believe it took me this long to use the blender.
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