Kid Rating: 2 out of 3 like it
Do Again? Yes
This is an adaptation from two different recipes from two different friends. It's soooo good and versatile.
1 -- 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1 -- 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes (I like fire-roasted)
(About the tomatoes: If you have fresh, flavorful tomatoes available to you, use them instead. Yum!)
1/2 onion chopped (I chop them finely so they are less overwhelming to the kids)
2 cloves garlic pressed (I've used garlic powder before)
1/2 bunch of cilantro chopped (leaves and stems -- the stems are so flavorful)
1 jalapeño pepper*
few shakes of cayenne pepper sauce
1/2 tsp lime juice
1-2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
|Add lime to cilantro and stir.|
|Add onions and jalapeño pepper. The seeds are the|
hot part. I cut out the pith then scrape the seeds
into the mixture. I discard the pith and chop the
rest of the pepper.
Add the remaining ingredients. Stir.
Put the salsa in the blender for a smoother texture.
*Experiment with different peppers. Here's a guide from my friend, Wes:
Mild Salsa -- 1 Anaheim pepper
Medium Salsa -- 2 Jalapeño peppers
Hot Salsa -- 1 Habinero and 1 Jalapeño
5 y.o. -- Didn't give to him; it's probably too hot.
9 y.o. -- Liked it (good flavor -- not used to the heat -- digs in when it's more mild).
11 y.o. -- Liked it a lot.
Husband -- It's a favorite.
Me -- Love it.