Friday, April 11, 2008

Fresh Salsa & Guacamole

I love dips, especially when planing a menu for entertaining. Most are usually pretty quick and easy to make and are always a fantastic addition to the other munchies you're making. These are pretty much my usual go-to salsa & guacamole recipes that I've been using for a long time. I made these for a party so they are scaled for a group of 15+, but can be made in lil batches too.

Party Salsa
8 large firm Roma tomatoes
1 large sweet onion
about 1/4 of a bunch of cilantro
1 large jalapeno (seeds & most of membrane removed, leave a little for some heat)
1-2 chopped cloves of garlic
1/2-1 tsp Kosher salt
Juice of 1 lime
a dash or two of hot sauce

Chop tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeno and place in a large bowl. Add garlic, salt and lime juice. Stir well and refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving.

8 ripe avocados, cut into small pieces
1/2 chopped sweet white onion
1 jalapeno, most of membrane & seeds removed, finely chopped
1 tsp hot sauce
salt to taste
lemon juice from 1 lemon
1/4 of a bunch of cilantro chopped

Place avocados, onion, hot sauce, 1/2 lemon juice, cilantro, hot sauce and salt into a bowl. Mix with a potato masher until well combined, add a little more lemon juice but don't let the guac get too mushy. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


Antonio Tahhan said...

why does jarred salsa exist?? the fresh stuff is so much better - great post!!

Sarah said...

that salsa looks awesome! i need to make some...sure it is healthier than the stuff you buy in a jar!

Sarah said...

Oh man! This reminds me of our trip to Mexico last summer. Looks so good!

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Grace said...

jarred salsa was created for lazy sloths like me. however, there is absolutely no substitute for fresh guacamole. goooood stuff. :)

Anonymous said...

YUM!!!! Two of my FAVORITE things! I could eat the whole bowl of each of these.

J said...

I am delighted that the parcel arrived safely, I was certainly on tenterhooks as I don't seem to subscribe to the mountain of bubble-wrap my fellow BBMers seem to subscribe to.
I hope Leela likes her lookalike biscuit cutter and I look forward to seeing the pictures! Jx

Deborah said...

You can never go wrong with fresh salsa and guacamole!

Kevin said...

Freshly made salsa and guacalome are always really good!