I am crazy about salsa, and I’m a fiend for anything quick and easy in the kitchen! Last night I cooked up two pounds of red beans, so tonight’s dinner was a simple Red Beans and Rice with Fresh Tomato Salsa. This is the kind of meal I like to eat without utensils and just use chips to scoop it all up – delicious!
The Cuisenart is the queen of quick and easy, and I use it nearly every time I cook. Salsa is really simple in one of these machines. Toss everything in, pulse a few times and serve. Tonight’s variation of the fresh salsa had garlic and a bit of olive oil, but I often keep the flavors simple with just lime and salt. This is the traditional Mexican Pico de Gallo recipe pulsed to bits in the Cuisenart!
Fresh Tomato Salsa
6 – 8 roma tomatoes cut in half
1 or 2 jalapenos
1 small piece of red onion – about 3/4 inch thick slice
1 tsp salt
1 lime juiced
1 small bunch of cilantro
1 clove garlic (optional)
1 Tbs. olive oil (optional)
Place all ingredients in the food processor and pulse a few times. I never really measure the salt, so check to see if more is needed. This salsa is best fresh as tomatoes don’t weather well in the refrigerator. I try to eat it within the day, but if you have to, it will keep for a day or two in the fridge.