Chips and Fresh Salsa

Are you ready for Superbowl Sunday?  You know game day won’t be complete without some good game day chow.  The most basic of all would be chips and salsa.  Our favorite tortilla chips is the Mission brand.  We buy a huge bag at Costco.  For a while, our favorite dip was a creamy spinach dip.  But because we’re trying to be “good”, we were immediately able to find a new favorite…Homemade Fresh Salsa.

I don’t know why I waited this long to make my own salsa.  It’s so easy to make!  The chopped mangoes I added to the original recipe made it even more yummy. ;)  These days, if I could sneak in some fruits to a dish, I would!  Here’s the recipe…

INGREDIENTS:

3 Tbsp finely chopped onion
2 small cloves garlic, minced
3 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeds removed, chopped
1/3 to 1/2 cup chopped  mangoes
2 hot chili peppers, Serrano or Jalapeno, finely chopped
2 to 3 Tbsp minced cilantro
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons lime juice
salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Put chopped onion and garlic in a strainer; pour 2 cups boiling water over them then let drain throughly. Discard water. Cool.

2. Combine onions and garlic with chopped tomatoes, mangoes, peppers, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours to blend flavors.

Makes about 2 cups of salsa.

I’ll be sure to double, maybe even triple this recipe next time.  You can add the chilis last, if you like.  That’s what I did because not everyone in our household appreciates spicy food as much Hubby and I do, at least not yet.  So I divided the salsa in two and added chilis only to one of  ’em.

And to answer my own question at the very beginning of this entry, yes, I am very much ready for Superbowl Sunday.  Although, I would have very much liked to have the Dallas Cowboys playing in it.  Oh well.  Just the same, I’m hoping for a fun and exciting game. May the players be safe.  I’m sure nobody wants them making online life insurance claims.

Have a great week ahead, y’all!  Cheers!


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