Hello…My name is SALSA

I figured since my blog is about “The Random Crafty and Occasional Culinary Creations from the Crazy Imagination of a girl named Kristina” that I ought to put a culinary creation in here.  This one is a recipe that I got from my sister in law that she got from a blog that she got from who knows where!  It is delicious and I do hope you will try to concoct it in your own kitchen soon.

The beauty of it is you can make it how you like it.  I am more of a restaurant style salsa girl myself…not too chunky but not sauce either.  I just put the ingredients in my blender and pulse to the right consistency for me.  I have also made it in a food processor, but beware of the leakage and try to separate your liquid into a bowl, pulse just the solids and then combine them again into the container you will store it in.  Also, helpful hint…measure your cilantro before you chop it!  It can make a huge difference in taste…you can fit a whole lot more chopped cilantro in a measuring cup than you can before it is itty bitty.  I pull off a bunch and lay it in the cup without smushing it too much, but if you’re a fan of cilantro…smush away!  Last tip…if you haven’t tried them yet, Tostitos multigrain tortilla chips are the best!

Fresh Homemade Salsa


28oz can of whole tomatoes

10 oz can of original Rotel

10 oz can of mild Rotel

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, measure then chop

1/4 cup diced yellow or white onion

1 to 2 cloves garlic, diced

1 small jalapeno, diced

juice of half of a large lime or whole small lime

1/4 tsp. each of sugar, salt and ground cumin

Chop/dice ingredients to suit you and add all ingredients to blender or food processor.  Pulse until it is the consistency you like then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before eating to let the flavors combine.  Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, quesadillas or tacos.

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