My life - from the impact of great loss, to a refreshing new take on life and a place where I now share ............... my favorite Plant Strong recipes....

Sunday, October 3, 2010


When I'm fighting any kind of bug, like I have been this week.... I don't crave the typical chicken noodle soup.  No, when food is hard to taste and my sinuses hate me, it is then that I crave SALSA!

I haven't always been this way.  For many years, Pace was the only salsa I knew of, and I didn't like it much.  Those were the days when my cooking skills were limitted to casseroles made with cream soups.  Yeah, I know.  No more cream soups for me - not unless I want to be down for a few days with a migraine.

So imagine my delight when I walked into my friend Janet's kitchen and she was making salsa... from scratch!  I hadn't yet been exposed to much of "scratch" anything, so I was quite impressed.  And when I tasted it, I fell in love.   Since that day, salsa has become a staple in our home, especially when the cold season approaches.  It's perfect for entertaining, camping... and especially great  for football.  My hubby is quite content at the moment.  It's the perfect addition as he watches the games.

People occasionally ask for the recipe, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to share.  With pictures, you can see how easy it is step by step. 


Sweet Onion, Garlic, Lime, Cilantro, Diced tomatoes and Rotel (original).
I prefer to use fresh tomatoes and hot peppers, but didn't have any today.  If using canned
tomatoes, I normally use just one large can of diced. 
If you like it spicy, throw in some jalepenos as well.  Yum! Sometimes we use frozen corn as well.

Simply add the ingredients to your food processor.  I prefer the Ninja. 
I got mine at Walmart for under $30, but now have seen a new improved silver and black
model at Costco.

Enlist the help of a little person.

And let them do the physical labor.  As you can see, mine is pretty excited to do so.

And there you go... easy, pretty and healthy all in one!

There are so many variations of salsa... what are some of your favorites?


Anonymous said...

How fun to see you blogging again! I enjoyed reading your entries and look forward to following your blog. Simplification is so rewarding and it blesses me to read of your journey growing your own food, etc. Thank you for sharing with us!

Lori said...

Love the recipe, thanks for sharing it! I too love adding corn and black beans. It adds a little sweetness and crunch. YUM!