I have two year old twins.
If you stick with me five or six years I’ll be able to update this blog more often. No? I thought you wouldn’t.
So anyway, salsa. If you live in Egypt then the only reason you go to Chilli’s is to have their big basket of chips and salsa and try to get away with not ordering a meal because their main dishes aren’t the greatest. Otherwise you buy really overpriced supermarket jarred salsa, try to eat it, then throw it away and go to Chilli’s again.
I’ve been trying my hand at homemade salsa for a long time and I think I’ve finally made a version that is kind of tasty if I do say so myself. I’m not a big fan of raw onions so I sauteed them a little first and that also gave the salsa a nice touch of sweetness.
Jalapenos, jarred or fresh (quantity depends on how spicy you want the salsa to be)
Pinch of sugar
Salt, to taste
Juice of half a lime
Pinch of cumin (optional)
Get your ingredients ready. Sorry some are missing in this picture.
Saute the onion in a dry pan (add a pinch of sugar first if you like) for a minute until it starts to caramelize. If you want to use garlic add it now and don’t let it brown.
Add tomatoes and let it cook for another minute. Add jalapenos and cilantro.
I like my salsa smooth so I gave it a quick whir in the food processor. Add lime juice and cumin if you like.
Really good salsa.
Get some chips and go.