Sunday, February 12, 2012

Gluten Free Salsa

OK people, I know you can buy any kind of salsa these any grocery store. But let me tell you, the homemade will always beat it. I have been making this salsa for years now and I try to make more and more each time, but it still disappears.I always make it with guacamole either for some delicious quesadillas, or simply, to eat it with chips. Enjoy the recipe:

4 tomatoes, diced
1 sweet onion, very thinly sliced and then diced
1 Poblano pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
1 lime, juiced
1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
1/2 - 1 tsp of salt
2 tbsp of chopped scallions (optional)

Cut the tomatoes in circles and then dice them. We like our salsa a little on the chunky side, but it won't be too chunky, trust me. Just make sure that the tomatoes are cut in the same small cubes for consistency. 
Next, clean the onion, cut it in half and then very thinly slice the half of the onion. Pile the onion halves and then dice them. Do the same thing with the other half of the onion. The end product should be onion that is diced to perfection. Don't worry if it is not perfect though. It will end up in your stomach anyway! :) Well, at least that's the rule that I follow.

Now, the tricky part is cleaning and dicing the hot peppers. If you are not experienced, you might want to use gloves. Otherwise, please remember not to touch your face or any other part of the body before washing your hands with soap! Trust me!
Poblano pepper is mild, so be more careful with jalapeno. Cut the head of the pepper first and discard it. After, cut the pepper vertically and remove the seeds with the sharp knife. Julienne the pepper and then dice it. Make sure to dice the pepper and not chop it. Jalapeno is quite hot and you don't wont to get such a big chunk of the pepper in your mouth.
After, add the chopped cilantro, salt, and lime juice. I sometimes add just a drizzle of organic olive oil at the end. However, it is your call.
Mix everything together and your salsa is ready!!



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