Sorry for being MIA yesterday — my family is in town from Chicago! 😀 Tulsa finally has some sun and we spent the majority of yesterday basking in the sun with a few cold beers, chips, salsa, and guacamole! Paradise, I’d say!
Lily blocked out a good portion of her afternoon to sun bathe, as well:
I’m so glad you guys enjoyed hearing about my day-to-day (or hour-by-hour!) job. I am really busy, but I like it that way 🙂 Lots of you work in HR — that’s funny. Mr. Prevention does, too!
I did want to share with you all Biz’s recipe for salsa. I’ve been waiting anxiously to make this for a crowd, and yesterday was that day!
Copycat Baja Fresh Salsa slightly adapted from Biggest Diabetic Loser
7 firm medium tomatoes, cold (I used Roma)
1 clove garlic
1 tsp salt
1 ½ cups water
juice of 1 small lime or 1/2 large lime
4 tablespoons chopped cilantro (fresh)
Toss tomatoes and jalapenos in olive oil. Grill until charred, but not dripping.
Throw everything in the blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled.
Result: Delicious! Mine was a bit tart with the lime juice, so I would just cut it back a tad from the original recipe. Thumbs up, Biz!
I also made homemade guacamole à la Nicole!
2 large avocados
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp low-fat sour cream
2 Tbsp salsa
1/4 lime, juiced
Mash together and savor on a whole wheat tortilla chip!
Off to the farmer’s market and Hobby Lobby with the parental unit! 😀
Question: Have you ever made homemade salsa? Do you prefer a smooth salsa, or chunky like a pico de gallo?