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!