Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hello Weekend, and Homemade Tomato Salsa

Do you ever come to the end of a week and think, "I cannot believe I survived that?"  That is how my week was.  It seemed like there was this impossible mountain of "To Do" before me, and not nearly enough time to do it.  When it gets like that, even the smallest tasks are huge.  By the time Thursday night came around and everything was checked off and turned in, I was ready to collapse.  But it was done. 

Don't get me wrong, there is always something to do, a book to read, a paper to write, or notes to study.  But on a Friday night, it is nice to be able to sit down with the one I love, to enjoy "cocktail hour" with him over chips and homemade salsa, and then enjoy supper across the table from one another without the rush of a 6:30 class or homework to do.  After supper, we watched a couple of movies, and then went to bed, without a second thought about exams, papers, or books. 

This salsa has a good, fresh flavor (which will be even better when summer tomatoes get here).  I used a blender to make this salsa, although I will probably use a food processor in the future for more control over the chunkiness. 


Tomato Salsa for a Work-Free Friday Night

4 large tomatoes, cored and cut into eighths
3 jalapenos, stem and core removed (reserve some of the seeds if you like your salsa spicy)
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1-2 garlic cloves
1 small onion, cut into eights
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons kosher salt
juice of one lime

In a blender or food processor, place two of the tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients.  Pulse until everything is well chopped.  If you use a blender, you will probably have to stop and press everything down with a spatula  a few times.  Add the remaining tomatoes and pulse until they are roughly chopped.  Taste and stir in extra kosher salt or jalapeno seeds, to taste. 

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6 comments :

Kathleen said...

Nothing better than homemade salsa. I think most people don't realize just how easy it is to make. Your recipe sounds great and your photos are fab!

Tickled Red said...

I know how you feel and I am glad that you made it through your week :) Your salsa looks delicious. I'll have to make some for my surfer when he gets back home.

Mhel said...

I love making homemade salsas. I want the chunky ones. How ironic, my latest post is about MExican food.... Dropping by from SITS!!

jintexas said...

Great recipe. Wonderful combination of tastes to make it memorable. I threw in a tomatillo as well and it adds another nuance to the dish. Great pix there too.

Gourmet Jack

Renee said...

this looks awesome...I'd make it chunkier as well (using a food processor probably). Love your photos and your blog! Saw you on the Foodie BlogRoll today. If you get a chance, check out my blog (it may never be listed!!). I just posted a recipe for guacamole. Try it and let me know what you think. www.mealsforfriends.com

happy blogging and cooking!

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

Living in New Mexico, I am always on the lookout for new salsa recipes. Your recipe looks great!