Now, I'm kind of picky about salsa. I do NOT like chunky salsa. I do not like green salsa. I do not like a ton of cilantro in my salsa. What I do like is the blended up salsa you get in restaurants. That's why I pinned one of my very first pins on Pinterest. It was a salsa recipe for the very type of salsa that I love. I have been waiting for just the right time to give Mountain Mama's Quick & Easy Salsa a go.
MISADVENTURE DETAILS: As I've promised since the beginning of my blog, I share my misadventures! The blender was last put together without the rubber washer ring thingy. If you have a blender, this is a VERY key part. Nothing should be blended without it. I know this now. It was half way through putting the ingredients together that Sis spotted the issue. At that point it became like a wicked game show. I was fumbling trying to find the measuring spoons. I couldn't find the honey. The blender kept a slow and steady leak. It all happened too fast to take any pictures, for that, I apologize.
The recipe was just as it claimed...quick and easy! As my loyal readers know, those are two of my very favorite qualities in a craft or recipe. I used one whole jalapeno, but seeded half and used the other half's seeds. I also left out the cilantro because the store was out, we did not have any and I'm just not a fan. Other than those tweaks, I followed the recipe to the letter. It was delicious! It even impressed Chris, the chef of the family. This will now be my go to recipe for salsa. In fact, I plan on making more for patio night this week! (PS: Next time I'm going to cut the honey in half and see how that works out.)
We even made some strawberry daiquiris with Captain Morgan Coconut Rum...served in our homemade redneck stemware, of course!
Cheers! Or however you say that in Spanish. I hope your Cinco de Mayo was as fun as you planned. Give Mountain Mama's Salsa a try the next time you're in the need of a salsa fix and let me know what you think.