Friday we have a party at work. Sean says that my work is just like that tv show, the Office. Meaning, we have parties a lot. What can I say, we recognize the importance of birthdays, superbowls, religious and non-religious holidays. This time we’re celebrating one of my co-worker’s birthdays with a potluck breakfast. Since it’s for a birthday, it’s a surprise and I’m not really sure what everyone is bringing. Usually, I go pretty generic and pick up something like chips or I’ll put together a fruit tray, but today I decided to actual make something and bring it. I heard that most people are bringing things for breakfast tacos, so I figured salsa would be best.
I made some salsa for the 4th of July and it was so delicious. I found myself sneaking bites whenever I’d pass the fridge. I adopted this recipe from the Pioneer Woman, but I changed a couple of things.
So here’s what you need:
- 2 cans of Rotel with diced tomatoes and green chilies
- big can of whole tomatoes peeled
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 jalapeno pepper (seeds and ribs included)
- 1/2 cup to a cup of cilantro depending on how much you love it
- 1/4 cup of onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of cumin
- juice from 1/2 of a juicy lime, or all of a less juicy one
Start with the canned tomatoes and Rotel in your food processor. Ree throws everything in, juice and all. I like to drain the juice from the peeled tomatoes and some of the juice from the Rotel. Sorry I can’t be more specific than that. It just looked like it was drowning in juice, so I poured some off.
Next, add the onions and garlic:
Then add the cilantro, lime juice, salt, sugar, cumin and jalapenos (I forgot to take a picture of the jalapenos cut up, but visit the Pioneer Woman website if you need help on how to cut them)
Then pulse about 5-8 times (more for less chunky salsa), then pour into a better bowl and enjoy!
I think it’s way better if you can wait to enjoy it once it’s cold and the flavors have had time to sit together. Yum. I hope the people at work like it with their breakfast tacos!