Salsa is Life

January 27, 2016
chopped salsa ingredients

My Dad has taught me a lot of things in life but most importantly he taught me how to make a killer salsa.  He taught me about ten years ago and I have made it about a zillion times since then.  It’s easy to make, it tastes insanely good and fair warning…it’s addicting. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  The salsa is more of a Pico de Gallo really since it’s rough chopped but who really cares.  It’s practically a meal in itself.  A few notes:  For some reason it doesn’t store well in a metal bowl.  Use glass, it’s cuter anyways. Never forget the lime.  I highly suggest blue chips with the salsa.  It’s just the right thing to do.  Also, try the salsa on a burger. You’re welcome. 🙂

ingredients for salsa


About 8-10 tomatoes

the juice of two limes

olive oil to taste but if I had to guess maybe 2 tbsp

salt to taste

one bunch of cilantro

two cloves of garlic

one bunch of scallions

1/2 of red onion

2 serrano peppers

Chop everything by hand, it’s just proper.  A food processor doesn’t do it justice.  It really doesn’t take long to chop.  Just make sure you have a good ratio of tomatoes vs the other ingredients.  Add more if necessary and add oil and salt to your liking.  I’m not sure how long this will store in the refrigerator since I eat it all within a few days.  It just happens.

salsa with blue chips

Last weekend I tried this Tomatillo Salsa Verde recipe that I found on Pinterest.

Ingredients for Tomatillo Salsa Verde

It is so easy to make and it tastes great.  So great that I made it again tonight.  Just to take pictures for the blog, not because I had already eaten the other batch.  Not at all.

Cooking Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Truth be told I didn’t follow the recipe as far as the amount of peppers, tomatillos to use, or anything.  I got so excited I just threw everything in the pan and went with it.  I do know that I put two jalapeno peppers in each batch and I don’t think it’s that spicy.  I might try three next time.  Again, I suggest the blue chips with this salsa also.

Tomatillo salsa and blue chips

Garden of Eatin' Blue Chips

Thanks Dad for introducing me to the fine art of salsa making!


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  • Reply Bob January 29, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    I’ve personally tasted Crystal’s salsa and can vouch for it palate pleasing quality! A punch size bowl didn’t last the girls weekend.

    • Reply fabulousindeed January 29, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you! I will make some for the next weekend!

  • Reply Cindy harris January 27, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    A salsa addict myself. Will have to try.

  • Reply Amanda @ Anchored to Sunshine January 27, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    This looks amazing!! I wish I had this right now 🙂 with a margarita of course haha

    • Reply fabulousindeed January 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Definitely with a margarita or 2!

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