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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Shayne and I love salsa. The kids love it too, especially Coco. It's probably been the hardest thing about our diet to keep. Not because of the actual salsa, because that's straight up healthy. It's those chips. The multigrain ones are our favorite... but with the oils and salt - they're still not entirely good for us. But, we've all got our Everest's, right!? {any Friends fans out there? Joey's "Thanksgiving Pants" where eating a whole turkey is his "Everest"....} Let ours be chips and salsa.

I've been on the hunt to find the best salsa recipe for quite sometime. We actually like the salsa from Chili's of all places. So I use to make a copycat version of that all the time. Until Carrie told me she had the best salsa from her sister-in-law Joleen. Well, after begging her for it... because it wasn't ever really written down. That is until now. John (Carrie's husband, and Joleen's brother) almost didn't want to give it to me because he knew I'd ruin it with cumin. I love cumin. It's seriously in the genes. That and cilantro, my mom and I both adore. Anyhow... if you're not a fan - obviously omit it and make John happy. And I changed it up even more from them by using fire roasted tomatoes. Shayne and I love the roastedness. I think I've found our new favorite salsa... the next step is eventually finding one without using cans, all fresh. Until then, I'll thouroughly enjoy this one...

2 - 14.5 oz. cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 bundle green onions
1 jalapeno pepper
1/3 bunch fresh cilantro
1 - 4 oz. can diced green chiles
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin

Pulse all ingredients in food processor or blender.

1 comment:

  1. SO SO delcious, I LOVE fire roasted tomatoes and knew I HAD to try this! If you use Muir Glen Organic Roasted tomatoes, the can is not insulated with aluminumn and it is a lot safer. However, no way to get around cans when you want a really good salsa in winter I suppose.


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