In case you didn’t know, we are originally from Texas. We grew up eating all things Tex-Mex. We love the freshness, the flavors and the spice. When we were home visiting my husband’s family a few years ago, his sister, Beth, treated us to a wonderful dinner of fajitas with all the trimmings. Making an appearance in the appetizer round was a big batch of fresh homemade salsa prepared by our nephew, Lincoln. We watched as he chopped all the fragrant ingredients and tossed them into a blender. It was not only one of the easiest salsas I had ever seen…but it was by far the tastiest. I would put it up against any I’ve ever been served in a restaurant. It’s so fresh and bright, and the cumin and cilantro really shine! And, every time I take it to a party, I come back with an empty bowl and requests for the recipe. So here it is!
That green slender pepper you see is a serrano. It is hot. You will want to take the seeds out, trust me! And, I love hot things…proceed with caution!
Everything goes in for a blender party!
Grab some chips, and go to town! You’re now an honorary Texan!
- 1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles
- 1 can Mexican stewed tomatoes
- 2-3 chopped green onions
- 1 handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1 seeded serrano pepper
- 3-4 T chopped jalapeños from a jar
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
- 1 T cumin
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth