05 June 2009

Super Simple Salsa

My significant other's sister is graduating from teacher's college today... congratulations to her!

She is having a post-graduation ceremony party today, and asked if I would mind bringing a couple of appetizers. So I decided to bring guacamole (recipe from a previous post) and warm goat cheese coated in crushed almonds and peppercorns, and some extraordinarily simple homemade salsa that tastes like a lot more effort than it actually is.

Salsa (kind of more like pureed pico de gallo, really)
8 to 10 tomatoes, seeded and torn apart
2 tablespoons roughly chopped onion
1 jalapeno pepper, roughly chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, also roughly chopped (notice a trend here?)
few stalks of cilantro - take leaves off and use those. you can add a bit of the actual stalk if you want a stronger flavour.
juice of 1/2 a lime
salt to taste

Combine all ingredients, then, using an immersion blender, puree everything until it has the consistency you desire. It will not be thick - it isn't meant to be. Taste - add more salt if necessary, and/or just add more of whatever you like the most.

Cover and let sit for at least a few hours - better if you let it sit for a day or so to let everything mingle and establish relationships.

It's good - fresh-tasting and simple for a barbecue. Yea for summertime simplicity!