Thursday, May 3, 2012

That's some easy salsa!


YUM!
It's Lizzie's night to cook.  After two weeks of school/projects/tests/papers, the skinny chef is back in the kitchen.  She's making Margarita Kabobs where she marinades the beef in Margarita mix.  Like I said before, YUM!
The munchies hit while the marinade was doing it's thing.  To stay in theme, we pulled out the tortilla chips and made a delicious, incredibly easy, salsa!  I got the idea from Mountain Mama Cooks (thanks!). Of course, I tweeked the  recipe a bit...it's what I do.
Here's how we made the salsa:

Tomatoes & Green Chilies
Ingredients


1 - 14oz can diced tomatoes
1 - 10oz can Rotel (I used Mild because my tongue is a wimp.)
1/2 small onion
1 clove of garlic (I cheated and used 1/2 tsp of minced garlic.)
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
a handful of cilantro (Picked from our very own mini-garden!)
juice of 1 lime (It was really juicy.)

Mountain Mama Cooks says that 1/2 to 1 jalapeno (with or without seeds) can be added, but as I stated before, my tongue is a wimp...so I didn't.

 Cilantro from our garden!  That's what hadn't made it into the Ninja when I remembered to take a picture.


Directions


This is the beautiful part... We put all the ingredients in our Ninja blender and pulsed it for about 5 seconds about 4 times (How's that for specific directions?)  This Ninja is kick ass so I kept a really close eye to make sure the salsa didn't get over-blended and soupy.

That's it!  Quick, fresh, and fun! (Remind you of anyone?)

We made enough to fill two 16oz mason jars after the mandatory taste tests... I volunteered.  Notice that when I labeled the mason jars, only one says Mild Salsa.  I'm giving the other one to Jeff so he can spice it up as much as he likes with Texas Pete, Tabasco, or one of his other go-to hot sauces (Hot Sauce Depot?  Really?!).
I have got to get some nice labels for my mason jars!

Update:  Lizzie's dinner was delicious.  She even made us Pina Coladas (virgin, of course).  The salsa was a hit.  Jeff liked it so much that he didn't add any hot sauce to it.  We are already down to one jar.  I can see that I'll have to keep the ingredients on hand.  This is going to be great for chips around the pool this summer.  


Dinner (and some of Lizzie's school stuff)

Margarita Kabobs



The Ninja doing what it does best!