What’s a sweet brunch idea that could leave your guests pulling you to the corner for the recipe? What’s a great snack option for you and the guys as you watch the game and down a few beers? What will go well with your annual dose of Sunday afternoon gossip with the girls? What will make this writer stop asking me annoying questions and just get to the point?
A bowl of salsa perhaps! Salsa is a sweet, easy to make dip that’s native to Mexico. It’s that delicious appetizer that’s sure to get your tastebuds begging you for more.
By the end of this post you will realize how easy it is to whip up your own homemade salsa with ingredients sitting right in your kitchen pantry.
You will need;
2tbsp Green Chillies
2tbsp Coriander (dhania)
1 Yellow Onion
1 Red Onion
4 Small Minced Cloves
Juice of ½ a Lime
½tsp Cumin Powder
Tobasco to taste
Preparation (30 mins)
Slice your tomatoes, onions and green chillies and toss them into a blender. Add your minced garlic and combine the ingredients in the blender. Pulse the blender a few times if you want a chunky salsa. If you prefer it a little bit smoother, then leave the machine running until you’re happy with the consistency of your salsa.
Pour your salsa into your serving bowl and add your lime juice, cumin powder and salt. Stir the mixture. You can add more lime juice or salt depending on your preference. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to sit and then serve with tortilla chips.
I removed the seeds from my green chillies because I didn’t want my homemade salsa to be too hot. I used Ola Tortilla Chips which I found was a delightful surprise to my tastebuds. The saltiness of the chips combined with the hot and smooth salsa is the stuff of angels. Each bite is as fulfilling as the last. The flavors combine so sweetly in your mouth you’ll beg the heavens to open and deliver salsa rain.
Homemade Salsa Tips
-If you’re not a hot sauce person, eliminate the green chillies from your recipe. Tobasco may also be too hot to taste.
-You can also use a food processor instead of a blender
-Add the quantity of tomatoes, chillies, onions and other ingredients depending on the number of people you are serving
This tasty salsa makes for a great beer accompaniment as well as a great appetizer. It’ll get your guests as well as you coming back for seconds. The only downside of enjoying this delicious homemade salsa with friends or family is that they’ll always be nagging you to give them more.
(Photos taken using LG Nexus 5)