Salsa is literally the Spanish word for “sauce”. There are literally hundreds of variations, which usually include tomatoes, onion, garlic, hot peppers, cilantro, and an acid like vinegar or lime juice. Armed with a food processor, you too can become a whiz at making fresh salsas. Serve salsas over fish, with chicken. stir them into a salad, eat them on a sandwich!
VARIATIONS OF THE THEME: Instead of red tomatoes, use a combination of yellow tomatoes and “tomatillos”, Mexican green tomatoes. Try roasting the peppers in a hot oven or on the grill for a smoky flavor. To prepare guacamole, pulse a clove or two of garlic in the food processor. Add a ripe avocado and _ cup more or less of salsa. Puree until smooth enough to eat. It’s that simple!