Johnnie and I met about two months ago, both having recently moved to Fort Collins, CO from out of state. We both work from home, have a beagle(s, in her case), love outdoor adventures, and are positive and active people. Needless to say we hit it off well. Our first meeting was at the dog park, then we carpooled to a snowshoeing event the following weekend, and went to float in isolation tanks, too!
I just love food made from whole, fresh ingredients. I originally came up with this recipe when I was living in Maryland and getting fresh organic veggies weekly through a CSA subscription. Salsa is amazing because you can eat it so many ways- with corn chips, on top of a baked chicken breast, with scrambled eggs, and on top of a turkey burger just to name a few. Who doesn’t love a tasty way to get some extra veggies on their plate?
6-8 large tomatoes
1/2 large bunch cilantro
couple pinches of sea salt and pepper
1 green pepper
2 cloves garlic
Optional: jalapeno pepper(s), if you like spicy salsa
- Juice lemons (remove seeds).
- Remove seeds and stem from pepper. Cut into quarters. If using jalapenos, dice and remove top.
- Peel onion and garlic. Quarter onion. Mince garlic
- Throw all ingredients along with the stuff from steps 1-3 into the food processor. Pulse until desired consistency, stopping to scrape/mix as needed.
- Serve with chips or over burgers or as desired. Refrigerate leftovers.
Note: We didn’t have a food processor at our disposal, so instead, we chopped the tomatoes into quarters, cut the cilantro with scissors into small bits (just the leaves), diced the onion into small bits, and diced the garlic and peppers. Then we followed the recipe above using a blender. The food processor just saved some time dicing, but the end product is equally tasty.
My love for the Spanish language and Hispanic culture goes farther than just making tasty salsa! After majoring in Spanish in college and studying abroad in Spain, I started my own virtual business teaching practical conversational Spanish and English to break down language barriers. I offer personalized one on one language lessons, appropriate for all levels, including those with no prior language experience. Payment plans available. I also offer group language lessons at a great rate, virtual workshops, and trips to Spanish speaking countries. Want to chat more with me about learning Spanish (or English) conversation virtually? Check out my website at www.rompiendolasbarreras.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest post by Hannah Pinkerton, Rompiendo Las Barreras- Virtual Spanish & English Conversation Lessons
Thank you so much, Johnnie for allowing me to do a guest post on your blog this week. You are the best!