Cooking with Katie



Salsa

Salsa salsa salsa! Salsa salsa salsa! I’m sorry, but for some reason, I just love that word!

I’m weird like that. 🙂

Not only do I love the word salsa, though, I also love the actual salsa! Mine is sweet and spicy, tangy and refreshing, and crunchy and smooth. I love that you can get so much complexity from just one little appetizer!

Salsa (adapted from Paula Dean)

  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 yellow peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 avocado, diced

I know that the recipe says 2 red peppers and 2 yellow peppers, but I found these cute little sweet bell peppers and used them instead.

Just dice them up and throw them in a bowl.

Then grab an onion and cut it in half. Our Safeway has really good Vidalia onions right now, so that’s what I used, but you can use whatever type of onion you like.

Dice it up and throw it in the bowl along with the diced jalapeno.

Then, add the diced tomatoes…

…and the lime juice. How cool is this old-fashioned juicer? It’s so fun to use! And look….

…total lime demolition! :0

Ok, back to the salsa. Throw in a can of green chilies… 

..the balsamic vinegar, the olive oil, and the salt and pepper.

Now this is a very important step, take a tortilla chip, scoop up some salsa, and taste it. For seasoning, of course! Adjust it as needed and set in the fridge for atleast an hour. The flavor will intensify as it sits, so don’t over-season it! When you’re ready to serve it, add the diced avocado and dig in!

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