then one jalapeno, gringo. but again - start with one. mama loves her heat, but it's best with this to take it easy. no reason for the heat to over power the rest of the flavors.
all of the other ingredients were blurry looking, so let's skip ahead to the end. you'll see that i've added big chunks of yellow onion 1/4 of an onion to be exact. yeah, big chunks... i have a hand blender with a nifty little blade that makes my salsa making less labor intensive.
There's tons of coarse black pepper in there, because when i eat good restaurant salsa i take mental notes, and black pepper is high on the list. lots of garlic - 2 tablespoons of minced garlic. then for fun i threw in a handful of green onions. i just love their taste and crunch, plus the color just goes perfect with our cilantro. ***OOPS*** forgot about salt... of course! salt to taste!
there's my favorite hand blender. i bought it to make smoothies so i would have to deal with an entire blender, and i absolutely love it. i use it several times a week and i think i paid $20 for it! get one... promise you'll love it for good.
voila! this is what it looks like after being blended. of course if you like your salsa chunky, then don't blend as finely. i sort of get carried away with the fun of my hand blender, so everything i make with it gets fully blended.
now for the taste test...
he says: "This is the best one yet." and i agree, but i think you'll be surprised just how good your salsa is if you let it "marinate" in the fridge over night. enjoy!