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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Blender Salsa

We have a tradition in our home - Taco Tuesdays. 
It is a fairly new tradition about a year old or so. 
Everyone loves it. 
We often have beef/liver tacos or chicken tacos and occasionally steak tacos. 
Always with soft wheat tortillas and corn tortilla chips. 
(here is how I keep the tortillas warm)
When I get totally taco-ed out I will make chicken enchiladas or enchilada lasagna
And on my birthday we have spaghetti because, well, I love spaghetti. 
The one thing I always make is homemade salsa. 
It is so simple and fresh and delicious. 
In "tomato season" I use all fresh locally grown 'maters. 
In the winter I use canned fire roasted. 
I love to add tomatillos but they aren't necessary for yummy salsa. 

I add stuff until the blender is full. I always taste it before declaring "done" because it often needs a bit more of this or that.

Here is a recipe to start with - play with it and make it your own.

Blender Salsa
4 or 5 large fresh in season tomatoes OR 1 large and 1 small can fire roasted tomatoes (can use plain also)
1 small onion cut in big chunks
2 cloves garlic peeled
1 tsp salt
1 handful of cilantro (I leave the stems on - they are blended up so why waste them?)
1 green pepper cut in big chunks
1 lime squeezed
1 or more jalapenos - deseeded - be careful and use gloves, I have burnt my hands before and it is miserable.
Optional - 6 or so tomatillos - cook in simmering water until they change from a bright green to a dull green. (You know to peel the papery outside and rinse them first right?) When I do this I use a bit less of the tomatoes.
Optional - a handful of purslane - a delicious weed herb weed that adds lots of nutrients!

Put it all in a blender and blend away. Taste, adjust seasonings. Refrigerate for an hour at least to blend flavors.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!
I am linking this to Slightly Indulgent Tuesday  Scratch Cookin' Tuesday and the Hearth and Soul Hop!


  1. yep..I use almost this same recipe...yum!!! I add garlic..

    1. Garlic is definitely important! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I love how easy this is! I am featuring it in my highlights on the H&S Hop this week.

    We have Mexican food each week. For years, we had it on Tuesday, but now we schedule it for what ever evening we will all be home.

    1. Ah, thanks Alea! I am honored to be featured. Taco Tuesday has become an important to our family - traditions are so fun.

  3. Ah, another recipe to include purslane, just discovered it is edible and I have lots in the garden. :) purslane

  4. I love purslane - thanks for stopping by Judy!

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  7. Taco Tuesdays sound like so much fun! Who doesn't love Mexican food? This salsa sounds delicious and I love how quick it is to prepare.

  8. The blender is a blessing. Saving time and effort makes the food taste better and this sounds delicious. If you have a moment, would you link this to the Recipe Box?

  9. Thanks for this useful recipe.....Awesome.

  10. This is a great way to use up tomatoes you yield from your garden. saves time and money. I actually wrote about about doing some small gardening about the value of growing organic and also saving time and money by making at home.