salsa

Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillos look like light green tomatoes, about the size of a ping pong ball give or take. They grow, and are sold, encased in a papery husk, which you should leave on until you are ready to use them.  They are an everyday staple of Mexican and Tex-Mex cooking, though they definitely have that foreign-intimidating …

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Summer Tomato-Corn Relish

I am the hugest fan of a salsa or side dish of some sort that allow you to turn a simple piece of something into a meal.  Not only does this kind of magical recipe make a boneless skinless chicken breast or simply grilled steak into something you would feel okay about serving to guests, …

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Tropical Fruit Salsa

Friends brought over a tub of a salsa like this from a fancy market, and the crowds went wild (really, it was the adults, to be candid).  The next week when making pulled pork sandwiches, it seemed like a reincarnation of that salsa would be just the thing to top off the sandwiches.  Luckily the …

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Citrusy Mango Ginger Salsa

The only thing that is happening in my kitchen today is something that involves no heat at all, other than the heat from raw ginger and a pinch of red pepper flakes.

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Pineapple Mint Jalapeno Salsa

Salsas became crazy popular in this country years ago, but because they are SO GOOD their popularity never waned (and that’s just here in the U.S. – it’s not like there was a question in Mexico, for example.  There probably wasn’t a moment where people said “should I serve pico de gallo, or is that …

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