Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Annette's Salsa

My sister and her niece, Hannah, pictured above, made fresh salsa the other day. I said, "Oh, that's paleo. You want to share that on my blog?"  My brother-in-law, Andy, wanted to know what paleo people would do with salsa, since we don't eat corn chips (or any other corn....) Well, we could put this great stuff on chicken, or in the middle of a salad, or scoop it up with red and green pepper slices, too!

So, here's how Annette and Hannah made their salsa:
They put 8 medium tomatoes and 4 jalapeno peppers into a pot, covered with water, then put a lid on them, and boiled them for 15 minutes. They drained off the water and cut the stems off the peppers.

They put this into a blender, along with a medium-sized onion, chopped, 1/2 cup lime juice, 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, 1 tsp granulated garlic, 1/2 tsp cumin powder, and sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste. (It could also go into a food processor.)

They blended to their desired consistency and put it in the refrigerator to chill.

Annette says, "Spices are really to taste, so you can add more or less according to your liking. You could also try taco seasoning mix, chili powder, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, or Super Lucas, a spice mix from Mexico. Just try a little at a time and taste test as you go, as it can get spicy quickly!"