Thursday, May 7, 2015

Salsa...gotta LUV it.

I think most EVERYbody loves SALSA....and I think you don't even HAVE to be born and bred in the
LONE STAR STATE OF TEXAS.....:>) to love it.

Mr. Sweet likes PACE MILD SALSA
but I don't.

I haven't found a store-bought brand that I like.

When I want SALSA....

 Out here in West Texas, it's almost a LAW that you serve SALSA at a party.
Yes, ma'am....

Any salsa should be served along with a bottomless bowl of salty chips....
tortilla chips...
not Potato chips...
not crackers... 
not even sir ree.....

The above green Guacamole Chips are PERFECT..
and a little Sour Cream doesn't hurt one thing, either.
We have a delicious recipe from a very good friend, BARBARA, that
is our favorite on the planet.

3 tsp Japaleno Peppers (fresh or can use pickled slices in a jar)
1 lg. can whole tomatoes (mostly drained) or crushed (if you like a tomatoey sauce)
1/2 of a large onion, chopped.. (you can use dried minced onion)
1-2 cloves fresh garlic (or 1/2 tsp. minced garlic in a jar)
2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
The following spices to taste:
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste
garlic salt
garlic powder
seasoned salt
Chop peppers in a food processor or by hand and use a mixer.
Add tomatoes, with most of the liquid drained off and blend again.
Then add onion, garlic, cilantro and spices to taste and blend again.
Adjust seasonings, if necessary.

Honey sent this recipe of her homemade SALSA

Hi BJ!

My salsa recipe is so easy and everyone loves it!  I use canned tomatoes because I don't really like tomatoes and I like my salsa more juicy than chunky (but I love salsa-go figure!)  

1 large can of crushed tomatoes
1 small can of petite diced tomatoes (or any combination of tomatoes)
1 onion diced
1-2 diced jalapenos, seeds and all depending on how hot you like it
1 bunch cilantro
2 splashes of lemon or lime juice
a good amount of salt

Mix it all together and salt to taste.  The best chips to eat with this salsa are Juanitas.  I hope you make it and love it!
hugs, bj


  1. I want some salsa now... Sounds so yummy! Did you make any salsa? It's so addicting and definitely the best party food there is no matter what state you're from!


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  3. i don't like jar salsa either. :)

  4. Oh, I am going to have try yours. This is something that we do eat here, just like Texas. xoxo Su

  5. Yum, they both look good. Will be making some soon. Thanks.

  6. When I saw your post title I thought you meant the dance...but I do like salsa and chips as well, but sour cream, no thanks very much.


  7. Oh we do love our salsa and home made is so darn good. We always judge a Mexican Restaurant by their salsa. Barb's and Honey's salsa look like they have the perfect ingredients!

  8. I love salsa and I'm not even from Texas, although I lived there for about 10 months once a long time ago. I make salsa, too, by the quart when tomatoes are fresh in the fall and then we eat it all year long. Yum! I love it with chips and also eat it for breakfast on my eggs. Some yummy sounding recipes here. Homemade is best.

  9. I'm in AZ, so we see always serve and see salsa at parties and holidays too. l love making fresh salsa, but I've been looking for a good recipe like we see in restaurants, so I'll have to try these. Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. "Salsa - Gotta Luv It" - the dance or the sauce ; )
    Sounds delicious.

  11. We make it pretty much like Honey does. Turns out perfectly every time! Gotta love a little cilantro. :)

  12. Nothing better than salsa, chips, and a large margarita! Ole'! xo

  13. The salsa sounds yummy,. and I quickly learned that you must have salsa at least as an appetizer in Texas. I still buy the mild to medium "hot" salsa, but need to try to make it myself.

  14. Looks like a good recipe! I love my salsa, yes I do! Happy weekend!

  15. That makes me want to whip up a batch for the weekend!

  16. BJ, My husband loves salsa of any kind..he says the best was one day at lunch I just whipped some up.,I kind of guessed at it...but it did turn out great. I might try your recipe for him...but I may pretend it's mine. LOL. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
    p.s. you are a good person to copy from. :):)

  17. YUM, I like to make my own too! Never use the same ingredients and it is always delicious! You just can't mess up salsa! Have a blessed day dear B.J. HUGS!

  18. Thanks for sharing these recipes. They sound delicious. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  19. I printed out Barb's recipe for salsa. Can't wait to try it but I am thinking I will go easy on the jalapenos. I'm from the south, not south Texas, hehe.

  20. We love salsa around here too! Bj I make my own too, and am always looking for new recipes, thanks for the recipes!
    Wishing you a most blessed and happy Mother's Day!

  21. Both recipes sound great! I usually make salsa with fresh tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, salt, pepper, garlic and lime juice.

  22. and sometimes I add black beans and corn!

  23. I live in California and we loves us our salsa too. Now I want some of those green avocado tortilla chips too.

  24. I'm with Mr. Sweet ... I love Pace Chunky mild too.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  25. Sorry, but I'm with your hubby. I love that mild brand of salsa. I do not like cilantro, it tastes like soap to me. However..your chips look very yummy, me and chips have a love connection going


  26. Love a good mild, chunky salsa with not a lot of cilantro, and white corn chips, but have to watch my intake due to the salty chips. I am another one that thinks cilantro tastes like soap. :b
    Enjoy the weekend.

  27. I LOVE YOU . . . I don't like tomatoes either but I LOVE salsa . . .
    I am saving your recipe and Barb's too . . .

  28. Hi Bj I love salsa and thanks so much for stopping and sharing these recipe for it at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the rest of the week and stay cool.


Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj