Saturday, January 3, 2009

Best, easiest salsa EVER

I have a confession, I am an addict. A salsa and mexican food addict. My sister-in-law sells Tastefully Simple and made me a bowl of salsa to take home for Christmas. This is hands down the best homemade salsa I have ever had and better than most that you get at restaurants. The most beautiful part of all this is that it takes two ingredients. A 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatos and some of the dried mix. I am not sure how much of the mix you use because I have not gotten my bottle of it yet. Usually with these mixes, all it takes is 2 tablespoons of the dry mix. I am pretty sure that is the case with this as well. It costs 8.99 for a bottle of each which seems pricey, but keep in mind that the bottle will make lots of salsa and have you priced good salsa at the store? The kind I get is 3.99 for about 8 ounces!

INGREDIENTS: Onion, bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, garlic,
cilantro, crushed red chili peppers, salt, spices.

Here is the info I lifted from their suggestions card they have published on their site:

Simply combine with fresh or canned tomatoes.
• Add diced peaches, pineapple or mangoes for
a fruity salsa.
• Spoon onto quesadillas, tostadas, nachos or taco salad.
• Sprinkle dry mix into chili or ground meat for tacos or enchiladas.
• Make a layered dip with refried beans, Fiesta Party Dip Mix™, Simply
Salsa, chopped lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream and freshly
chopped cilantro. Serve with Blue Aztec Chips.
• For a creamy salsa, add sour cream to prepared salsa.
• Look for more recipes at tastefullysimple.com.

13 comments:

Chef E said...

You would not believe how many cans of diced tomatoes with chilies I have in the cabinet...sometimes I just open one up and mix it with some onion, and start dipping, so easy...who says you have to go gourmet on everything!

I am a 'salsa'holic...and my name is E :)

Debra said...

Ha,ha! Love it E!

Chef E said...

Debra- Thanks for coming over, I actually if you notice have six blogs I mostly work off three, but the InsNoutsofE is the one with the book info, and currently starting to turn into the editor 'Taking Cover' an idea that I explain on the site...I posted it in pieces...

Alexis said...

Look my two favorite girls have met :). Yeah spreading the joy of good friends!

My husband can go threw a jar in a day. He's from CA and thinks everything here in WA is horrible. I'm going to have try this out. Like E I have cans and cans of tomatoes with chilies. NO clue why I always buy them. Unlike E I'm not gormet cooking :).

Alexis said...

I love new look, isn't she the best! Check her out, she'll make you header and layout for free. Super nice gal, plus lots of giveaways :).

Chef E said...

RE: Born in Ft Worth; raised in snotty Dallas suburb, Carrollton...I just saw your question...moved to St Louis after daughter and parents passed, and followed a man (nine years) to NJ...what was I thinking??? He married me though- going on twelve years together, he cannot boil water *giggle*

Chef E said...

Come on over to TMI and see what I have for you...silly me :)

Chef E said...

If you can't beat them join 'em right? No really even my hubby's family is conservative and I am like this silly rough (tatooed) hillbilly Texas girl who talks to people on the streets of NYC (and get strange looks) he decided would add excitement, and when I get that Harley one day he will be my biotch on the back! I wear my hillbilly hat proud...

Chef E said...

My little sister, not the Photonuts one you might see checking out your blog...we can put those away too...my dad loved CCCherries! Brachs or the other, which do you like?

Alexis said...

Love the new picture!

Men/Boys their brains are not all there. Come on sick means not moving, but still think we'll jump right up and get it all done ... LOL

You crack me up if you only knew how much I sat in front of the computer. I just squeeze in a lot of stuff in a small time frame ha-ha.

It's a 24 hour call center located in WA. The one that I do Saturday morning is for a financial show in Boston. The second one is taking orders for an "adult toy shop" on Oxygen. LOL Talk about two extremes. Whatever to get a little extra money in.

Misadventurous Mommy said...

I have to admit that I am quite the Mexican food addict as well...loves it!

I have an award for you over @ Misadventures in Baby Raising

Chef E said...

Debra- Alexis and I are clogging up your airways...we might as well get on a three way conference call! lol

Debra said...

I love it E! I look forward to hearing from you girls every day!