Fresh Salsa

So I have been sick for quite awhile now.  Actually, today is day 8.  Unfortunately, this means we have been eating a bit less than creatively lately, getting by on old favorites while my brain couldn’t function well enough to try something new.

But the good news is that I am ever so slowly getting better, and as I started to improve, I remembered one sole jalapeño left in my refrigerator from last week’s load of veggies.  For me, there is no greater purpose in the world for a jalapeño than salsa.

The problem is that I am notoriously bad at making salsa.  Either that, or my standards are too high.

So I have declared this summer to be the summer of salsa in the Knapp house, and I vow here and now to figure out the perfect recipe.

To start, I found three promising recipes online…

This first recipe (click here) is from Whole Foods.  It is simple, not requiring much more than the salsa basics.  I don’t think I could mess it up much, but its simplicity might make it a bit less than spectacular.

This second recipe (click here) is from Taste of Home.  This one has you add cumin.  I don’t like cumin much, but I must say that it is intriguing me.

Finally, this third recipe (click here) is from Betty Crocker.  I think this is the one I am going to try tonight. It also calls for a green pepper, and I still have my green pepper that I got through the CSA.  If anyone still has green onions left over, they can be used here as well.  My husband eats our green onions practically before I even empty the bag.  He’s a fiend.

Anyway, does anyone have any tried and true salsa recipes?  I’ll come back here after I have tried some of these with pictures and my results.

Have a great Wednesday!

By | 2015-07-08T18:19:48+00:00 July 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

About the Author:

Amanda Knapp is a writer and a stay at home mom to her three little girls, ages 2-7. She has a Masters degree in English, and prior to having children, she taught writing at the community college level. Now, she spends her time chasing her three girls around the house, cuddling with them on the couch and reading, and writing about pretty much anything that comes to her mind. She writes for her own blog,, as well as for Mothering Magazine, Psych Central, and Catholic 365.

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