Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Super Salsa

OK, a quick one for you today. I promise! Don't believe me? Fair enough, I wouldn't either, I'm renowned for being long winded, and this blog is doing nothing to help with that reputation. I'll do my best though...

So, I love Mexican food. Love love love it. I love the fresh, bold, vibrant flavours, and I love how fun it is! Think about it- when was the last time you had Mexican and there wasn't a whole lot of laughter, chatter, and activity? Can't remember? Me neither. I think it's all the sharing, passing of plates and general inability to eat it without making a mess. Just brilliant. I've already posted two Mexican inspired dishes (I'm not really sure you could call my Quesadilla Pie authentic!), but I already have a third on its way. Is that overkill? Sorry if so, I'll try and keep it more varied in future.

Anyway. It's impossible to serve Mexican without salsa. But I hate shop bought salsa. It's always too watery, too raw (I hate big chunks of raw tomato), too spicy, too bland (how this is possible is beyond me!) or too overwhelmingly tomatoey (I know, I know... I sound pretty fussy!). Thing is though, when it's so easy to make a zingy, vibrant, bold, fresh, spicy yet balanced salsa at home... who needs shop bought?! Oh, and did I mention it only takes 5 minutes?! It's super fast, super tasty, super easy and super cheap.... quite frankly, it's a super salsa!

Super Salsa

390g chopped tomatoes with chillies (available at most supermarkets)
1/4 small onion, chopped
1/2 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 green chilli, deseeded and chopped
1 tspn honey
1/4 tspn salt
1/8 tspn ground cumin
Small bunch of fresh coriander
Juice of 1 lime
I'm not going to number these directions because there really is only one step... pop it all in a blender and blitz until it has reached your preferred consistency!

Will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for 1 week.


  1. Hi there. Food on Friday: Tomatoes is open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

  2. Thanks for linking in to Food on Friday: Tomatoes. We are now getting a great collection of all things tomatoey.
    I am now signed up to follow you via Google Reader. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or are you already following? Cheers

    Ps If you would like email reminders of future Food on Fridays, just pop by and comment and include your email - I won't publish it - and the reminder will be by bcc so it will remain private