I am a big fan of a home-made salsa, they can have so many purposes – as a dip, as a garnish, as a topping, as a sandwich filling… the uses are almost endless.
Time and time again I find myself using these two salsa’s and as such I thought that I would quickly write-up their recipes so that you too can use them in as many ways as I do.
They are both Mexican themed, however both can be used with different cuisines separately… and indeed, together!
Avocado Smash… not quite Guacamole
Great as a topping on most Mexican dishes, a spread on sandwiches and wraps or a dip with some carrot sticks.
- 1 Ripe Avocado - $2
- 1/2 Lemon - $0.60
- Dash of Olive Oil - If you don't have any in your hostel, leave it out
- Salt & Pepper - free packets from McDonalds
- Scoop out the contents of the Avocado into a bowl
- Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon
- Add a dash of olive oil (makes it smooth)
- Smooth together with the back of a fork (I leave some chunky bits as I like a varied texture)
- 1 bowl
- 1 fork
- $2.60 (Australian Dollars)
Tomato Salsa with Coriander/Basil
Great as a dip with corn chips, topping on Mexican dishes, thrown in pasta sauces or over the top of seafood.
- 3-4 Tomatoes - $1.80
- 1/2 Red Onion - $0.60
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon - $0.78
- Bunch of Herbs - Basil for Italian themed meals, Coriander for Mexican themed meals or Parsley for those in-between genres - $3.98
- Splash of olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Dice the tomatoes as finely as possible, then smoosh them with the back of your knife
- Dice the red onion finely
- Finely chop the herbs
- Put all ingredients - including salt, pepper and splash of olive oil, in a bowl and mix
- Chopping board
- Sharp knife
- $6.56 (Australian Dollars)