Thursday, 20 March 2014

One minute salsa

Easy Salsa Recipe

Maybe it's an indication of uneducated tastebuds, but I much prefer the taste of sloppy, commercial salsa to the homemade kind that requires a lot of chopping and a lot of fresh ingredients. But shop bought salsa is expensive, so here is a happy medium which takes under a minute to prepare. The secret is to use a blending stick rather than labouring over the salsa with a knife. Chances are you'll have most of these ingredients lying around, and since this recipe tastes almost identical to commercial salsa, you no longer need to add it to your shopping list! In addition to its uses in Mexican mains, this salsa is great mixed into salad, on a sandwich, or served alongside meat and rice.

One Minute Salsa 
Homemade Salsa

400g canned tomatoes
1/2 medium onion, red or brown
1/2 medium pepper, green or orange
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp coriander
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp hot chilli sauce (or to taste)
1 tbsp lime juice

Roughly chop the onion, pepper and garlic and coriander, then blend it all together using a stick blender*. Add all the other ingredients then blend until it reaches your desired consistency. Adjust seasoning and serve.

*I bought my stick blender for a fiver and use it all the time. If you don't have one,  mash the tomatoes in a bowl, and chop the other ingredients very finely. But really, put a fiver aside to buy one. It's the price of a pint of cider. It's that cheap.


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