Salsa Fresca

I was REALLY going to try to write about something other than my show this week, but well, screw it. The show has taken over my life; it makes sense that it would take over my blog.

Last week, I met with the marketing and publicity team of Those Were the Days to conceptualize our promo photo and finalize the copy. In honor of the occasion, I planned to host a Cuatro de Mayo Marketing and Publicity Meeting at my place. I got a call from my theatrical co-conspirator, Tall Paul, at about 9:30 Wednesday morning, when he let me know that he threw out his back, couldn’t drive to my place, and would I mind terribly hosting the meeting/fiesta at his place?

Um, am I a caterer? Apparently I am! I made chicken tacos, Mexican black beans, chipotle risotto, and this bright, beautiful salsa. Oh, and cinnamon ice cream for dessert. Then I packed it all up in plastic containers and schlepped it over to Paul’s apartment for the meeting.

The salsa is ridiculously simple to prepare, with a huge flavor payoff. Keep or remove the ribs and seeds of the jalapeno to adjust the heat level to your preference.

Continue reading for the Salsa Fresca recipe

Salsa Fresca
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Author: Bake Up, Little Suzy
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 4
Ridiculously simple to prepare, with a huge flavor payoff. Keep or remove the ribs and seeds of the jalapeno to adjust the heat level to your preference.
Ingredients
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Pulse the jalapeno, garlic and onion in the food processor until finely minced.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse a few seconds to desired consistency. Salt to taste.
Linked to: Mom’s Crazy Cooking, The Sweet Details
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