Okay, no. It’s really not like I celebrate The Super Bowl (it is a holiday, right?), but I will admit to having a soft spot in my heart for Super Bowl food. All the greasy, cheesy goodness, all the beer, all the good grub. Yum. I won’t be watching this year, but in honour of the SB, I whipped up a surprisingly easy and delicious salsa a la Pioneer Woman.
Salsa can be mucho expensivo, especially if you’re like me and prefer Garden Fresh (which costs a fortune but is the tastiest thing on the planet). A simple alternative is to make it yourself! I was pleasantly surprised at how yummy and quick this was to make.
The recipe I tweaked is here, but I fear I probably did a disservice to the great PW by neglecting the jalapenos. My excuse? It’s freezing outside here, I didn’t want to go to the store!!! (weak). Anyways, feel free to follow her recipe more carefully, but my version turned out very tasty nonetheless.
- 1/2 can diced tomatoes
- 1/2 lime
- 1/4 of a red onion, diced
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- Big handful cilantro
I basically eyeballed this recipe, since I didn’t have PW’s suggestion of Rotel Tomatoes & Green Chiles either, and I only have a very small food processor. But it still turned out really nicely! Just taste after adding some of the onion & garlic, and season to your liking.
The recipe is incredibly simple. Just chop up what needs to be chopped…
…throw it into a food processor & pulse a few times…
…and serve in a pretty dish! Voila!
The consistency was wonderful: smooth and uniform. Just the way I like it.
Oh wait! Don’t forget the chips, or you’ll be sorry.
Yum yum yum.
Here’s to celebrating the Super Bowl the only way I know how! Not with sports knowledge, or cheers, or being a football fan. But with food. Wonderful, amazing food.