Summertime Favorites: Quick & Easy 3-Ingredient Salsa!

Happy Thursday everyone! I am SO happy it is Thursday, because that brings us 1 day closer to Friday and this weekend I am bringing my hubby on a surprise trip to thank him for the endless nights of me sitting in front of the computer working on weddings, blogging away, and working on my biz. He has no idea where we’re going but I’ve given him a few clues, and I plan to give him a little “brochure” that I’ve created about the weekend to give him a little more info about what to pack - should be fun! Of course I can’t fill you in yet but I will definitely post pictures when we’re back on Sunday!

So in honor of warm summer days I want to share a quick, easy and delicious recipe with you today - the most delicious and flavorful salsa I’ve ever had! My cousin went on a trip to Mexico over the winter and came back with this little gem, so of course I had to do a post about it to fill you all in.

Here’s what you need:
5 chile de arbol peppers
3 cloves garlic
3 roma tomatoes
Blender or food processor

Step 1:
Place tomatoes directly over gas burner or on grill to char the skins slightly (~1-2 minutes each side). Don’t judge me that I put a cookie sheet over my burners. Also don’t judge me that my stovetop is not squeaky clean.

Step 2:
Cut ends off of peppers and trim bottom of garlic.

Step 3:
Throw garlic and peppers in to blender (or food processor) and mix for about 10 seconds (or to desired consistency).

Step 4:
Add charred tomatoes to blender, mix for about 10 seconds (or until desired consistency).

That’s it! Pour in to a pretty bowl and serve with tortilla chips - or, over scrambled eggs with cheese wrapped in flour tortillas for a nice little breakfast.

So easy and soo delicious (and not too spicy, either!) If you like it spicy, add a few more peppers! This is a great way to add some flavor to your protein-packed meals if you’re on operation wedding dress, without the added calories and fat!


P.S. Next week I’ll be sharing a step-by-step tutorial to make your own jam :)

  • Aunt pam says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    what a cool idea jacin, I like the way this is formatted…I think you could really make a go of this. Love Aunt Pam

  • yum, looks so easy and so delicious! I want to try it this weekend!

    have fun on your weekend getaway - such a cute idea with the brochure.

  • Aunt Becky says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    thanks jacin and claudia. thanks for showing it step by step too!

  • Nicole says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    I love that it uses fresh tomatoes. Usually all recipes you find are for canned. I am in operation swimsuit mode :) so maybe I can sneak by eating some of this :). And hopefully you’ll share the brochure you’re giving him too… sounds like such a cute idea!

  • The Perfect Palette says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    Girl! You are making me hungry! I am craving mexican now because of you!! xo, chrissy.

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  • Christina says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    yuuuumm!! this looks and sounds so good! im gonna have to try this! :)

  • Frugalista says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    How simple is that! I only started eating salsa within the last year or so and I love it. I might have to try that sometime and impress my husband. Enjoy your trip with your hubby! Oh, and I spotted your wedding rings in one of the shots with your blender. Sooo PRETTY!!!

  • erin * sparkle & hay says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    oh yum! i must try this!

    and yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay for surprise trip!!!! :)

  • Laura *You Stir Me* says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    eeee, how fun! Your hubby won’t know what hit him. I can’t think of a better way to thank the husband of a blogger than to whisk him away on a surprise getaway. And it’s good for your soul too. Good to turn off the computer and forget us for awhile…have fun!

    This salsa looks wonderful - I made chicken, goat cheese and spinach quesadillas last night and really needed something to dip them in…hello salsa:)

  • Shana says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    oh yum! that is all because I am off to make it right now!

  • Naomi says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    Yummmmy and it isn’t even lunch time here on the west coast! Evil ness is about to take place in my kitchen!

  • Nan says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    - Yay for surprises! Can’t wait to see - I bet Pat has no idea what’s in store.
    - That looks yummy.
    - That kitchen towel is the color of my bathroom - no lie.
    - Ohh, pretty ring shot.
    - Glad you said it wasn’t too spicy, leaving the seeds from the peppers makes me think otherwise.
    - Your Aunt Pam’s super cute.
    - Have fun this weekend!! :)

  • Tiffany says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    Looks so yummy! I am always looking for easy salsa recipes!! Enjoy your weekend with your hubbs!

  • Lena says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    YUM-this looks delicious!

  • Lissa (Bellenza) says on June 16, 2011 Reply

    Wow, the closeup of the salsa really draws you in! Thanks for the great recipe how-to. Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Nicole Ebbitt says on June 17, 2011 Reply

    Love Love Love!

  • Anna says on June 18, 2011 Reply

    yuuuummm!! i love homemade salsa. that looks delicious. i’m going to have to make it. thanks for sharing!

  • jessica {creative index} says on June 26, 2011 Reply

    yummy! looks so easy and delish!! will have to try soon!

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