Superbowl Super Salsa

So I’ll admit, I’m just not that into football. If I had it my way soccer would be the sport that we would all obsess over in America but alas…I’m out of luck. That being said there’s 2 things that get me through the Superbowl every year (because my boyfriend and I always host a party). Those two things are the fantastic advertisements and of course food.

You absolutely must must must make this salsa for your Superbowl party. It’s so fresh, full-of-flavor, and healthy to boot! On top of that you can make it in under 2 minutes. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. A family friend of my boyfriend’s named Paula made this salsa as a Christmas present to his family and let me tell you he was obsessed. He would have eaten the whole jar by himself if he could have. Luckily Paula was kind enough to share her recipe so we can all become obsessed too.

Ingredients:

  • 14.5 oz can whole tomatoes
  • 3 deseeded serrano peppers (use jalapeño if the word serrano scares you)
  • 1/4 white onion
  • handful of cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • pinch of salt & pepper

Start by deseeding the serrano and ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES. These little peppers have some serious power. If you don’t have any gloves just be extremely careful not to touch the insides of the pepper with your hands – its spice will stay with you. Peel the garlic cloves and throw all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse. Add salt & pepper to your liking. Now right before you dip your chip in there to taste PUT IT IN THE FRIDGE. I’m serious about this. Do not eat the salsa until its chilled for at least a few hours. You will be sorely disappointed. There’s something about the flavors in here that just taste SO MUCH BETTER once they’ve marinated together in the fridge. I recommend chilling this overnight so you could make this tomorrow night for the game & have it done early!

If you’re looking for a healthy chip to go with this dip I love the Beanito’s brand – their chips are high in protein and lightly dusted with sea salt! Yum! Also, I’m still trying out canned tomato brands on this recipe in search of the perfect one. If you crack the code please leave a comment below, you’d save me from buying out the tomato aisle at the grocery store so that would be much appreciated 🙂

Wishing you all a happy Superbowl – enjoy the food! (and maybe the football)

-SkinnyGirl