Our 4th of July was pretty mellow. We didn’t actually have any plans, but after returning from a walk our next door neighbors invited us over for a little BBQ. They have 2 little kids and Hunter loves playing with them. We had delicious carne asada, cheesy tortillas and this smooth, slightly sweet salsa with it. I thought for sure she added some kind of sugar to it, but the key was sweet onion. Genius!
In an attempt to recreate the deliciousness we ate that night, I made carne asada and salsa the other night. Instead of cheesy tortillas we had homemade rice a roni – super yum.
Well, I need to ask our neighbor how she prepared her carne asada… because ours did not taste the same at all. Not bad, just not as good as hers. However, I did nail the salsa. It was so simple too!
The food processor makes this the easiest salsa ever. Okay, I guess opening a jar would be easier. I’ll call it the easiest homemade salsa. The ingredient list is simple: tomato, sweet onion, cilantro, garlic and sea salt + pepper if you want.
This recipe will almost fill a large mason jar, so it makes a good amount to last you all week.
Sweet Onion Salsa
- 5 medium-large tomatoes
- 1/2 large sweet onion
- 2 large handfuls cilantro
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- Roughly chop the onion enough to get it into the food processor. Add the cilantro and garlic. Pulse until diced.
- Chop the tomato and add it in. Process until smooth.
- Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
I think I need to get some chips in the house to help devour this stuff! It’s super tasty, and I’m really not the biggest salsa fan. I have fajitas planned for Friday night, so we’ll definitely be using this with that meal.
In other news, I taped my body combat video yesterday and felt sooooo good about it. Well, now I’m about 20 minutes into watching it and seeing all of these things I did wrong (“fix your stance!” “turn your foot!”). Waaawaaaa. I may re-tape it next week again to perfect it. I don’t want to leave my certification up to chance, I want to feel good about the video I submit. We’ll see though, I still have another 40 minutes to watch.
What is YOUR favorite salsa recipe? Do you like sweeter or hotter salsas? I can’t handle the heat, so I’m a sweet salsa girl.
Have a wonderful day!