*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.