Cinco de Mayo has come and gone, but the good news is that it’s salsa month all month long (and let’s be honest, salsa is great all summer long). Unlike a lot of dips, salsa is low calorie and adds a bit of extra veggies to your diet. Choose one of Harmons’ freshly made salsas or make your own for a fresh treat. This week, Jameson, our City Creek pharmacist shared one of his recipes.
Pharmacist Jameson’s California Salsa Recipe
½ medium onion
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and membranes removed
¼ cup fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 clove of garlic, minced (optional)
3 ripe Roma tomatoes, quartered
3 ripe Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
Place onion, peppers, cilantro, lemon juice, garlic, and the quartered tomatoes in a blender. Blend well (15-20 seconds) on low speed. Add the chopped tomatoes. Blend for about 10 seconds on medium speed until salsa reaches desired consistency. Be careful not to over mix (Hint: If your mixture turns soupy, you know you’ve over mixed). Note: A salsa maker works well as does a good knife and skilled hand (if you’re feeling ambitious).