Thursday, February 4, 2010

Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap


Superbowl Sunday can't come soon enough in this house. The older my boys get the more I realize that to them, this is a major holiday. And like any major holiday, food holds a special part in all the memory making. We'll be hanging out with family this sunday and enjoying all kinds of yummy treats like BBQ meatballs, shrimp dipped in cocktail sauce, all things Coke and one of our favorites; chips and homemade salsa.

Here's our super cheap recipe for homemade salsa. It's a step way above the jars you'll find at the supermarket PLUS you can control the salt and the heat. Your family will love it.

Frugal Homemade Salsa

1 1/2 cans canned tomatoes with juice
3 fresh jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
Juice of one lime
1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 dashes Tabasco sauce

Process in food processor or blender for just a few seconds for chunky salsa or a bit longer for a smoother texture. Serve in a bowl on the center of a platter with tortilla chips.

Do you have a recipe you'd like to share? Please link directly to your post, not your homepage, and please link back to The Grocery Cart Challenge.

3 comments:

21st Century Housewife© said...

Your recipe for salsa sounds really delicious - it's nice to be able to control the heat spicy things! Have a fun Superbowl Sunday!

Anonymous said...

im hosting my own party for the superbowl for the first time and im quite nervous! my friend found this cookbook http://blog.gifts.com/giftrap/recipients/men/grub-for-the-big-game and some of the recipes look great for game day. but my task is somehow figuring out how to keep the costs down. ill def be consulting my mother on how to substitute some items. happy cooking!

Jennifer said...

That's very similar to my salsa recipe, except I use cilantro instead of parsley. I'm addicted to homemade salsa - I can't even stomach the jar stuff anymore!
Hmmm...trying to think of a recipe to share!