Chunky Salsa (and how I met my boyfriend)

December 19, 2011 · 2 comments

in Diabetic Friendly, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Recipe, Sauce, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Salsa is part of the reason why my boyfriend and I are together. The story of this chunky salsa goes back even further than that though.  My sister got this recipe from a chef in Mexico that prepared the food at the hotel where she was staying during a trip.  She loved the salsa so much that she went and asked him for the recipe.  When she got back to the US, she made it for our family, and I became obsessed.  It was the best salsa I ever had.

Fast forward to college, freshman year.  One of my friends got tomatoes from his professor’s garden (that’s the kind of school I went to) so we decided to make salsa.  As we were walking around campus to go buy the rest of the ingredients, I saw two huge bushes.  My name is Holly and I was wondering if there were holly bushes.  A friendly fellow who happened to be walking by replied that they were, in fact, holly bushes.  He introduced himself to me and ignored my friends.  After talking a little bit, we discovered that we were planning on making salsa in the building where he lived.  We promised to get him when the salsa was finished.   Me and my friends parted ways with the friendly person and continued with our plan to make chunky salsa.  When the salsa was complete my friends urged me to go get the guy that was talking to us by the holly bush, insisting that he thought I was cute.  I did, and we’ve been dating ever since. ♥

Chunky Salsa recipe from Mexico | hollyshelpings.com

This is the recipe for that salsa.  From a hotel in Mexico to bringing a couple together in Washington state, this recipe has gotten around.  Aside from the obvious sentimental value, it still is the best salsa I’ve ever had.  If you have a Chipotle in your area, it’s similar to the mild chunky salsa that they make.  So if you like chunky tomato-y salsa, this one’s for you.

Chunky Salsa (and how I met my boyfriend)

Active Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes about 4 cups (nutrition facts for 1 cup)

Chunky Salsa (and how I met my boyfriend)

Ingredients

  • 5 roma tomatoes
  • ½ white onion
  • 3 jalapeños
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Remove the seeds and core from the jalapeños. Finely chop the cilantro, tomatoes, onion, and jalapeños and place in a large bowl.  Add the lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Mix all the ingredients together. 
  2. Add a little bit of water if the tomatoes were not juicy enough to blend the flavors together.  Serve immediately with tortilla chips. 
  3. Enjoy and don’t forget to go for second helpings!

Notes

The salsa will save a few days, but the tomatoes may get a little wrinkly after some time. 

http://hollyshelpings.com/2011/12/19/chunky-salsa/

Chunky Salsa recipe from Mexico | hollyshelpings.com


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