Thursday, January 28, 2010


*Do Not Double Dip

We set the rule right up front.

I made homemade salsa today for the first time in my life. Hard to believe considering that we love salsa at my house. When I lived in New Jersey I had a couple of friends that made it and I'd be the lucky recipient sometimes. But that's the closest I've gotten.

I've seen yummy looking recipes, but I suppose at the time I wasn't craving it badly enough to try it. Plus most recipes call for tomatoes (at least all the ones I've seen). Fresh ones (and I can't stand to peel tomatoes...ranks with the dentist). And since I've never been fortunate enough to have a garden and tomatoes are usually pricey, another reason not to make it.

Yesterday I saw a recipe for Restaurant Style Salsa over at The Pioneer Woman's place. I'm craving it, it uses canned whole tomatoes,
and looked simple.

It was the ultimate in deliciousness! I ended up with this 4-cup bowl and a quart-size jar. I used my blender since I don't have a food processor and pulsed it. I also seeded my jalopeno since I used only regular Rotel (no mild), and substituted a tablespoon of lemon juice for the lime juice (which I didn't have). It had only the slightest bite to it.

Perfect, even if it is only 14 degrees outside.


Mari said...

Looks good!

Lora said...

Mmmm...We LOVE salsa here, too!! I'll have to check out this recipe. Good salsa is something I'd like to know how to make.

P.S. You really should check out the Mythbusters episode on double-dipping:))) You'd be shocked at the results!

Lisa said...

I saw the PW salsa too and I'm jonesin' to make it:)

Yours looks so good!I'm jealous.

Betsy said...

Yum...I love salsa...any kind!
Not a big fan of double dipping...even with The Mister. ha. Some things are just not allowed. :)

I just read yesterday about The Pioneer Woman and her cookbook. I need to check her out!

Love Bears All Things said...

Looks yummy.
Mama Bear

SmallWorld at Home said...

I've been meaning to try PW's salsa recipe. Thanks for the reminder!

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