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Salsa From The Cupboard

I have been making this recipe for a couple years now when I need a quick bowl of salsa for a dinner – and find I don’t have any on hand. Oh fine, it isn’t “gourmet” but it tastes good and is of the no-chop variety. So leave your pretentions at the table 😉

Quick Salsa

1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained

1 4-ounce can diced green chile peppers

3/4 cup frozen chopped onion

3 Tbsp fresh or 1 Tbsp dried Cilantro, chopped

1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice – or 1/4 tsp True Lemon or True Lime + 1 Tbsp water

1/4 tsp diced dried garlic

3/4 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1/4 tsp sugar

salt to taste if desired (I don’t use any)

Blend well in a bowl, cover tightly and let sit in the fridge to meld flavors. Taste after 15 minutes or so to see if it needs more seasoning. Depending on my taste that day a bit more sugar or lemon juice may be needed.

Makes roughly 2 cups salsa.


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