Today we are talking about snacks. There are people out there who think 3 meals a day are the only things to eat, but I am firmly team snacking.
In my *humble* opinion, chips and guac or chips and salsa are some of the best snacks! Flavor and crunch make for a satisfying snack experience whether you’re at a tex mex restaurant or at home. With a mom from San Antonio, TX and a grandma from Mexico, I am used to always having tortilla chips and a jar of salsa around.
Salsa from a jar is totally harmless (and delicious!), but once I heard of my grandma’s homemade recipe I knew I wanted to recreate it. While making something from scratch that can be easily purchased might sound like WAY too much work, it really was just the opposite! This recipe is a simple boil and blend method. I whipped it up so quickly that I was eating chips and salsa at 11am because I didn’t want to wait until lunch! So, yes, it really is quick. I’m not one to fool you.
My whole food philosophy is about making eating well simple and accessible. So why in the world would I make homemade salsa? Because food is also about connection and community. This is something I point out often with my clients. When you are sharing a meal with people in your community it is about so much more than nutrition. The food experience is bringing people together and putting a focus on relationships. I think that having family recipes can bring a part of that into your mealtime whether you are with that family member or not. So that was why I tried this recipe! Not to mention, it really is so easy.
Check out the recipe below and let me know if you make it!
Grandma’s Homemade Salsa
- 7 plum tomatoes
- 1/4 large white onion
- 3 serrano peppers
- 3 garlic cloves (peeled)
- salt to taste
- chop the onion into quarters and cut the stems off of the serrano peppers
- place the tomatoes, serranos, and 1/4 of the onion in a pot of water on the stove
- bring the pot to a boil and allow it to cook until the tomatoes "pop" and the skin starts to peel off
- turn off the heat and strain the contents of the pot
- peel the skin off of the tomatoes (it should already be coming off)
- place the cooked tomatoes, onion, and serranos in a blender with 3 peeled cloves of garlic
- blend for about 20-30 seconds on low speed
- salt to taste
- serve with chips and enjoy!