Sunday, November 3, 2013

Salsa Sunday

There are few things I enjoy more than Sundays in the fall. Changing trees, amazing seasonal produce, Sunday football, and let's not forget Sunday football snacks. Anyone who has known me for more than about five minutes knows that I love snacks. Particularly snacks of the spicy and crunchy variety. I routinely go through a container of fresh salsa in less than a week and good luck keeping chips in the house when I'm around. Even though I'm often forced to compromise for convenience sake, there really is no substitute for authentic salsa. The kind you get from really good Hispanic restaurants (aka the kind they do not sell in any store, anywhere).

This week, my aunt and I were fortunate enough to receive a family recipe from one of her coworkers for an authentic El Salvadorian salsa. Above is a copy of the original recipe, which we mostly stuck to, only modifying by adding an additional tomato. We also only used one jalapeƱo, but left in the seeds for a little extra kick.

Prep time only took about 5 minutes and basically just involved slicing, dicing, and chopping all of the above ingredients and tossing them into a bowl. You could use a food processor, but I find a good ol' fashioned cutting board and knife to work just as well. Add a little salt and pepper to taste, stir, stir, stir, and throw into the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving. (Hint: The longer you allow the salsa to sit, the better the flavor.)

Verdict: Pretty much one of the easiest and tastiest snacks I've made to date. Enjoy!

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