Monday, March 17, 2014

My Salsa

FPFG's Official Salsa Recipe

Grab one big can of whole tomatoes and a small can of Rotel (I often use generic Rotel but I was feeling extravagant this time.)

Drain your Rotel well, but not the whole tomatoes.

Throw the canned tomatoes in your food processor you got as a wedding gift 15 years ago, and be sure to grab the bent coat hanger, because it won't work unless you jam into the locking mechanism.

Also throw the following into the processor: half a large jalapeno with seeds (or more if you like it spicier), 3 cloves of garlic (smashed and halved), a chunk of onion, the juice of one lime, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp cumin.

Pulse until you don't see any big chunks of anything.

Then add a handful of cilantro (rinse and pat dry - it can be really sandy!) and pulse again.

Don't taste it yet or you'll doubt my judgment and wonder why on earth it took so long to see the light. Stick it in the fridge and let the flavors meld for a couple hours. Serve only with White Corn Santitas.

And thank me later.

I promise, this stuff makes any day better.
And I do mean any day.

1 large can whole, peeled tomatoes and their juice
1 regular-sized can Rotel, drained well
1 lime, juiced
1/2 jalapeno, or to taste
3 cloves of garlic, smashed and halved
1/4 cup onion
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cumin
1 handful cilantro, rinsed and dried

Pulse in food processor until no large chunks remain.
Chill for at least 2 hours.


  1. Freakin' people!

    I'm sorry that happened.


  2. I'm glad you have friends and I'm really glad you have salsa! (btw...can't wait to try that recipe!)

  3. White Corn Santitas YES.....I will try this salsa I am ADDICTED to salsa verde....the tang of vinegar and spice of different peppers...I am odd on my taste buds with chemo. I eat, drink and sleep salsa verde now :) If you can get and try Herdez tortilla chips. Bigger bag and more variety in the Mexican Food Aisle at Walmart. Blue corn or White corn my fave :) Their bag is DOUBLE Santitas :)

  4. Shan. No!!!!!!! This is the pits. The pits.

    Of course, I don't mean the salsa.


  5. are you serious right now??!!?? Rude! I hear that there are hand held scanners that they can just walk by you and get your info! How nutso is that???? Praying this is resolved quickly!!! Enjoy that salsa girlfriend!!

  6. Oh, no!!! So very sorry. Can't wait to try your salsa recipe, though!!

  7. That stolen credit card thing totally sucks....that thief better be ready for some bad karma (but is already suffering from those itchy, tawdry Victoria's Secret underwear). I am addicted to white corn fact since we live in Canada near the Maine border I have to cross the border into the USA to buy them.....which could explain why I have 4 bags hoarded away in my cupboard right now.

  8. A secret ingredient to your salsa. Try some pepper, about 1/4 t. Trust me. I make this salsa all the time.

  9. Ugh that is so unfortunate. Being stolen from makes you feel so violated! I had my iPhone stolen from my front porch during a garage sale for our adoption. As we tried to figure out how it happened, one person came to mind as the prime suspect. The thing is, I had found myself keeping my eye on him when he was shopping our sale and had berated myself for unfairly judging the guy by his appearance. Turns out SOMETIMES first impressions are accurate. We were able to track the phone to a house a few towns away and my husband met the police there. Guess who answered the door? The shady character from the garage sale. Unfortunately, the phone wasn't worth enough to get a warrant to search the house so even though we knew where it was and who had stolen it we never got it back. I think the thing that bothered me the most was that there were pictures of my daughter on the phone. I hated the idea that this guy could see those intimate moments of our lives - not to mention read texts and emails. I, too hoped he at least felt a little bit bad about it! The moral of the story is: if you have an iPhone, download the Find My iPhone app. It allows you to track your phone and erase it's content should it be stolen. It would have given me peace of mind at least to know that my information and photos weren't out there in the hands of Shady Guy from Our Garage Sale. Sorry about your credit card!

  10. Oh NO! That's AWFUL! Something like that happened to us too, but my card never left my wallet. Someone charged $830 at a travel agency and I just HAPPENED to see the charge the same day. Thankfully our card company took care of it, and we weren't stuck with having to pay for someone else's vacation. It so stinks that someone got a hold of yours. But you're right. At least there's salsa. Hope your card company can resolve it for you too!

  11. They just stared because you're so dang cute!

  12. i still can't believe this. i mean sitting right next to you talk talking and here someone was unzipping and stealing and walking away....straight to the limited. if they would have had anymore time then i'm sure new york and company was the next stop.

    ps- the salsa is so good....we had it with chipolte last night! xo

  13. This is almost identical to the Pioneer Woman's salsa. I make it all the time. It's so good. Terrible about your stolen card. Some people...good grief . Enjoy reading your blog posts.

  14. So sorry about your card. It would have been easier to understand had they been buying something like - food? Necessities? I am, however, happy for the recipe. I can't believe you are sharing your beloved recipe!

  15. Gah this isn't helping me get excited for my trip to Chicago next month!! So sorry to hear that! But you're right…at least you DO have salsa. And this looks wonderful!

  16. Made this salsa yesterday with an extra jalapeno and some cayenne because I like a little kick, but wow is this a fresh flavor! I love it! Thanks for sharing! So sorry to hear about your card! Boo for thieves.

  17. I should tell you that I have made this salsa TWICE in a four-day period....for myself. I may never leave the house again. From one salsa lover to another: OH.MY.WORD.

  18. it is crazy. BUT... maybe.... it kept you from spending money? i don't know. it let others gift you the trip? i will stop looking on the bright side. because it sucks. i would be so mad i cant even imagine!
    when we meet up be sure to bring a zippered bag. with a lock. cause we have lots of blogher money to spend on LL... haaaaaaa

  19. That is just crazy, sorry about that. I make my salsa basically the same but I use lemon maybe a CA thing, and roast my Chile. I will see you in Dallas at Hope Spoken in a small group, I am very nervous I do not know anybody so if you see the only table for one that would be me!! Safe travels!

    1. Lady, promise me you'll hunt me down! Proud of you for stepping out and being brave!!

    2. Thank you so much for saying Hi at the table at dinner. Your Robert I'm sure he knows what God has done for him in you and your family!! Loved what you said about Silas' broken heart one of my sister son's Nate who is 5 I mentioned she adopted has is a challenge a light bulb moment broken heart I'm going to tell her about this and you! Enjoy your day.