Shuga' Mommas

Shuga’ Mommas: Fresh Salsa

One of the biggest complaints I have about living in the UK is the lack of Mexican food. It is often a hot topic of conversation amongst my ex-pat friends. What can I say? Americans LOVE Mexican food. Not long ago, I may or may not have made my husband go to the recently opened Chipotle in London. :)

After moving abroad, I desperately tried to recreate the Mexican food I had eaten in the USA -(Seriously, UK your country could be changed with one word: queso). I can’t say I’ve succeeded in every area, but thanks to the recipe of a dear friend of mine (a former graduate wife), Charlotte, I can at least enjoy a fantastic salsa!

SALSA

  • 6 vine ripened tomatoes
  • 4 spring onions
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • jalapeno peppers (to taste – add more if you like it spicy)
  • garlic granules
  • bunch of cilantro
  • salt
  • lime

If you like your salsa smooth (like I do), then put all ingredients in a food processor or blender. If you like your salsa chunky, then chop everything and mix together.

Chop the 6 tomatoes, 4 spring onions, and jalapeno peppers, and put in food processor. Add can of chopped tomatoes. Blend until smooth. Add garlic granules, a bunch of cilantro, salt, and the juice of one lime, and mix together. I usually put mine in the fridge to cool down, but it can be served at room temperature.

Serve with tortilla chips, tacos, and margaritas.

What’s your favorite Mexican creation?

-Mandy

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