How to Make Nutritious Salsa With the Help of Your Performance Blender
Did you know you can use your performance blender to whip up salsa that tastes garden fresh? Not only will this tasty vegetable dip be your guests' favorite part of your next party, but you can snack away with the assurance that there aren't any preservatives or artificial chemicals, just the ingredients you added.
Try making one of these great salsa recipes in your performance blender next time you're craving some chips and dip.
Homemade Classic Salsa
Whether you're enjoying an afternoon snack or providing food when your friends come over, this recipe will yield a traditional tomato-based salsa that's slightly spicy and very tasty. Try this recipe out and serve with corn chips, pita pieces or some vegetables. Here's what you'll need:
- 5 Roma or plum tomatoes, cored and halved
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and halved
- 1/2 Serrano pepper, seeded and halved
- 1/2 bell pepper
- 1/2 medium onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 dash cumin
- 2 tablespoons lime juice.
After you prepare your tomatoes, onion and peppers, place them in a skillet and cook briefly to blacken, soften and roast the vegetables. Once they're ready, toss them into your performance blender or its food processor compartment. Pulse the mixture, then add the remaining ingredients and pulse repeatedly until all of your ingredients are mixed completely.
Pour your salsa into a covered container and let it sit in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to mingle, or you can just serve it fresh. Consider adding additional cilantro as a garnish to the salsa.
These ingredient amounts can be changed for preference. Consider adding more spicy peppers if you want to bring up the heat or replace one veggie for another that you like better.
In addition classic red salsa, many people like other varieties, which bring a different flavor and color to the table. Salsa verde is made with green tomatillos, serrano or jalapeno peppers, as well as garlic, onion, cilantro and spices. Just like traditional salsa, you can make it in your performance blender with a few easy pulses. Most people like their salsa verde roasted first, so consider roasting your tomatillos in the oven before blending.
Pineapple, peach and mango are about as popular in salsa as onion and peppers now. Try making your own fruity salsa, with a little help from your performance blender. Adapt the recipe by adding chopped fresh fruit before you blend or after.