SASSY SUMMER SALSA!

Hola señoritas y señores! Tis the season for my SUMMER SALSA OBSESSION! Salsa is an easy ‘dump from the jar with a bag of nacho chips and call it a dip,’ but, summer’s delicious bounty of fresh fruits and veggies makes for the  best chipping and dipping! Finish it all of with a refreshing Ruby Red Margarita, and call it a FIESTA!

Here are some of my newest and chunkiest fruitful & sassy salsas! Spice em up or keep em cool!

IMG_5339PINEAPPLE–PEPPER SALSA

(MAKES 4 CUPS)

PEEL AND TRIM:

1 cup fresh pineapple, diced

PEEL AND JULIENNE:

1/2 cup jicama, julienne

TOSS WITH:

1/4 cup purple onion, slivered
1/4 cup red pepper, diced
1 T. fresh lime juice
1/2 t. habañero, seeded and minced 1/2 t. salt

1/8 t. cayenne pepper
2–3 drops Tabasco or Siracha

JUST BEFORE SERVING, MIX IN:  diced 1 T. fresh cilantro, chopped 1 T. fresh mint, chopped

TWO TOMATO SALSA

(MAKES 3 CUPS)

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MIX TOGETHER:

1 cup red tomatoes, seeded and diced

1 cup yellow tomatoes, seeded and diced

3/4 cup white onion, diced and rinsed

3 T. fresh cilantro, chopped
2 T. fresh lime juice
1 T. light olive oil
2 t. jalapeno, seeded and minced 2 t. fresh garlic, minced

1/2 t. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. cayenne pepper

 

ROASTED TOMATO SALSA WITH JALAPENO AND CILANTRO

YIELDMakes 2 1/2 cups

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INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes (about 10 medium), preferably plum
2 to 3 fresh jalapeño chiles (1 to 1 1/2 ounces), stemmed
Half of a small white onion (2 ounces), sliced 1/4 inch thick
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 generous teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar

PREPARATION

  • Heat the broiler. Lay the whole tomatoes and jalapeños out on a broiler pan or baking sheet.
  • Set the pan 4 inches below the broiler and broil for about 6 minutes, until darkly roasted — even blackened in spots — on one side (the tomato skins will split and curl
  • flip over the tomatoes and chiles and roast the other side for another 6 minutes or so.
  •  Set aside to cool.
  • Reduce heat to 425 degrees.
  • Separate the onions into rings combine with the garlic.
  • Roast in the oven, stirring carefully every couple of minutes, until the onions are beautifully browned about 15 minutes total. Cool 
  • Rough chop the tomatoes, onions, garlic & peppers & pour into a bowl adding the juices. If necessary,  stir in enough water to give the salsa an easily spoonable consistency. Stir in the cilantro.
  • Taste and season with salt and vinegar

HABAÑERO SALSA WITH YELLOW TOMATOES & PAPAYA

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  • 1 medium yellow tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 2 habañero peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 2 T. fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small papaya, coarsely chopped
  • 2 T. each fresh lime & orange juice
  • 1 T. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 T. water
  • pinch of sugar (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Serve!

 

 

Ruby Red Margaritas

Makes four 12-oz. drinks

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  • Kosher or margarita salt
  • 1  can frozen limeade concentrate (12 oz.)
  • 2  cups ice cubes
  • 1⁄2 cup tequila, optional
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 11⁄3 cups ruby red grapefruit juice

Lime slices

Dip rims of 4 glasses into grapefruit juice, then in salt, if desired; set aside.
Blend limeade, ice cubes, and tequila in a blender until smooth. Divide the mixture evenly among the glasses. Top each with 1⁄4 cup club soda and 1⁄3 cup grapefruit juice; garnish with limes.

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Gracias! Thank you for coming to visit. I hope that your summer fiesta is a celebration to remember!

Salud y Hasta Mañana!

Señorita Laura

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