© Claudia's Cookbook - Sunday Night Football Salsa 1I’ve almost eaten my way through all the garden tomatoes and jalapeño this year. As you can see over the last few posts, I’ve been doing my best to use them up with some delicious recipes. With the weather dipping, the garden has slowed down considerably. To be honest, I’m actually relieved. Food waste is a huge pet peeve of mine. Especially when it comes to wasted garden veggies. Nothing beats fresh veggies and you can definitely tell a huge difference when they are used in salsa. 

The first time I came across this recipe, I laughed pretty hard. The original name for it is “Ex-Girlfriend’s Mom’s Salsa Fresca”. Kinda the best, right? At least the person who’s relationship didn’t survive managed to come out of it with a great recipe for us all to have! I’ve adapted it slightly. The original recipe calls for everything to be chopped by hand, so it would be more of a pico de gallo, as opposed to a smoother salsa. I like convenience, so I broke out the food processor for this recipe. It still tastes incredible. The freshness of the tomatoes, onions and jalapeño, combined with the tartness of the lime juice and coolness of the cilantro makes this snack irresistible.

It is also worth noting that the tomatoes you should be using for the recipe shouldn’t be super ripe. The riper the tomatoes, the more watery your salsa will be. Also, removing the seeds helps if you have tomatoes that are pretty ripe but still want to use. My husband and I love making this salsa on Sunday’s to snack on while watching the NFL games on TV. Go Steelers! 

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Place chopped jalapeño into the bottom of a food processor or blender.

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Add your chopped red onion.

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Next, add salt and lime juice.

Allow to sit in the food processor for 5 minutes. 

Do not skip this step. It’s very important that the salt and lime juice start to work its way into the onion and jalapeño.

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Add in your chopped tomato and cilantro.

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Place lid on food processor and pulse until completely combined. 

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Allow salsa to sit in the food processor for another 15 minutes for the flavours to blend together.

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Dish up in a bowl and serve to your guests.

Enjoy! 

Sunday Night Football Salsa
Serves 4
The best salsa recipe I have ever come across. Perfect for Sunday Night Football watching!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup red onion, roughly chopped
  2. 2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
  3. 2 limes, juiced
  4. 2.5 cups medium-ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  5. 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  6. 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Place chopped jalapeño into the bottom of a food processor.
  2. Add your chopped red onion to the food processor.
  3. Add salt and lime juice. Allow to sit in the food processor for 5 minutes. Do not skip this step. It’s very important that the salt and lime juice start to work its way into the onion and jalapeño.
  4. Add in your chopped tomato and cilantro.
  5. Place lid on food processor and pulse until completely combined.
  6. Allow salsa to sit in the food processor for another 15 minutes for the flavours to blend together.
  7. Dish up in a bowl and serve to your guests.
  8. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Use tomatoes that aren't super ripe. The riper the tomatoes, the more liquid there will be in your salsa. We like our salsa hot, so we didn't deseed the jalapeño. If you don't like spicy salsa, feel free to remove the seeds.
Adapted from All Recipes
Adapted from All Recipes
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