Soooo tonight’s the big game. While everyone will be glued to the tv in anticipation, I will be focused on the snacks and glorious array of food. I’m not a sports fan, but my hubby is, so I made my homemade salsa for all day noshing.
I do have a confession to make. I was never into making homemade salsa until I married my husband. I ate salsa when I would go to restaurants of course, but at home, I would always buy the kind that came in a jar…not that there is anything wrong with that mind you. Then one day he introduced me to his mom’s homemade salsa. She lives in Guatemala and knows how to make some darn good salsa. The kind that brings life new meaning ….ok..maybe not quite that dramatic, but I must say, the jarred kind just never tasted the same way again.
Though my version is not as wonderful as my mother-in-laws, I don’t hear any complaints and I think it’s pretty darn good myself.
I start out by cutting 4 Roma tomatoes in half, then cut a small onion into quarters and place on a baking sheet along with a few cloves of garlic. Place under the broiler until tomatoes start to brown, be careful not to burn the garlic. Set aside and cool slightly.
In a food processor, I add one large can of diced tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, juice of 1 lime, then add the halved tomatoes, onions and garlic. Next add chopped cilantro.
If you like jalapeno peppers, you can add those as well. I do at times, but if I’m making salsa for more than just hubby and I, I leave them out.
Give the food processor a whirl to chop everything together, then taste to see if you need to add any extra lime juice or some garlic and onion powder as well.
Pour into a serving bowl and try not to consume it all before everyone else.
How can you not be tempted by all that chunky goodness.