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Fresh Homemade Salsa

4:00am. That’s how early I got up in order to enjoy this homemade salsa. Why, you ask? The World Juniors.

If you paid any attention to this year’s World Juniors you might recall they were held in Russia, and because “J” and his friends are such big hockey fans (who, at the time, were going through NHL withdrawal) they wanted to watch this game live… as in, everyone over at our house at 4:00am, live!

To be honest, I didn’t mind… actually I was quite excited. This meant food. Lots of greasy, hockey game, man food… and one dish in particular on “J’s” list was nachos. Music to my ears. Not only do I love nachos, but I now had an excuse to use my brand new Kitchen Air Food Processor to whip up some fresh salsa… something I have never made from scratch.

The day before the game I gathered all the ingredients, plugged in my food processor, and away I went! Seriously, how do I only own one of these kitchen appliances now?

The process of making salsa is quite simple, not to mention the many options for customization. If you like it spicy – add more jalapeno. If you like it with more veggies, like red & green peppers, throw those in as well. Love garlic? Toss in an extra clove or two – it’s that simple.

Fresh Homemade Salsa

This fresh salsa recipe uses traditional ingredients like tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro. The ideal addition to a game night or even to a weeknight dinner – use it to top chicken or in homemade fajitas.

Red onion
Jalapeno peppers
Garlic, diced (from a jar)
Juice of 1 lime
Handful of cilantro, chopped

1. Place onion in food processor. Pulse until chopped. Add peppers and process until diced.
2. Add tomatoes, garlic, and lime juice. Process until salsa reaches desired chunkiness.
3. Pour salsa into a large bowl and toss in chopped cilantro. Stir until combined. Let sit for 15-20 minutes to allow for flavours to blend. Serve with tortilla chips or loaded nachos!

Do you have a food processor? What are some of you favourite food processor recipes?

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