Monday, 26 March 2012

10 Minute Springtime Salsas

It's spring! Aside from warmth, blossom and questionable park activity, one of the best things about this time is having access to your parents' kitchenware when you're back for the holidays. Let's make refreshing food that celebrates our sudden access to a blender!

Lazy Man's Salsa
This amount of raw veg legitimises the fact that
you're about to eat an entire family pack of tortilla

1 carton chopped tomatoes, drained
2 cloves garlic
1 large white onion
1 large friendly red chilli (de-seeded)
1 lemon (juice only)
1 small handful parsley (you could use coriander, but parsley is so much fresher and more summery)
Salt and pepper

1. Chop roughly and put all the things in the blender

2. Blend

3. Chow down. I told you it was lazy.

This one has a warm, spicy after-taste

Salsa Verde

2 spring onions
1 large handful parsley
1 large friendly red chilli
1 small evil green chilli
1 lime (juice only)
2 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons sour cream
Salt and pepper

Now you know what fresh things
 in a saucepan looks like
1. Chop everything roughly. Remember that the flavour of chilli is not only in the seeds, but in the membrane, and adjust what you put in according to how much you hate your sinuses

2. Put the onions, parsley, chillis and garlic in about an inch of water on the hob until they've wilted a bit- this will stop them from melting your face off

3. Take off the hob, drain, and blend until very finely chopped

4. Put in a small bowl to cool for about 10 minutes

5. Add sour cream, lime juice, salt and pepper

6. Add tortilla chips and chow down


  1. alternatively, you could buy a hand blender and make this all year round. Also perfect for making hummus and soup.

  2. I love salsa, and yours looks delicious. I like to use whole tomatoes and scoop out the seeds to get a less 'soupy' product (but it is a lot more effort)