Salsa

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I’ve decided to share my salsa recipe. It’s super simple and it won’t disappoint. 

You will need:

6 tomatoes

1 bunch of cilantro

3 serrano chiles

1 onion

3 garlic cloves

About 1 tsp sea salt

Juice from about 1/4 of a lime

A blender or food processor
 

Roughly process all ingredients so they’ll fit in your blender/food processor. It was a snug fit, but I got this all to fit in my Ninja. 

   

  

  

  

 

Once you’ve added everything except the sea salt and lime juice, use the pulse setting to process everything down. 

Once it’s your desired consistency, pour into a bowl. Stir in the sea salt and lime juice. Adjust or add more or less as you see fit.  

 

Enjoy over fajitas, ground beef, or with plantain chips!

 

Citrus Grilled Chicken Tacos

Today’s taco variety is, like all my recipes, simple (and I would add delicious, but I don’t want to sound too egotistic). Allow your chicken to marinade in while you prep all the ingredients and your fresh pico de gallo (if you choose to make it).

Citrus Grilled Chicken
-Chicken (I used two large chicken cutlets that I cut into four pieces)
-Juice from one lime, one lemon, and one orange (use more if you have more chicken, or pick more of a certain kind to make it stand out)
-Seasonings to taste: Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, chile flakes, cayenne pepper, paprika, chile powder

Squeeze the juice from all of your citrus into a bowl or zip top bag. Add all your seasonings. I scored my chicken with a knife before marinating. Not sure why I did, but it pulled apart really easily for the tacos. Add chicken and allow to marinade before grilling. While grilling, brush with the leftover marinade.

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I pulled apart the grilled chicken after it was done, placed it on some fresh butter lettuce and (eventually) topped it with fresh pico de gallo and avocado. What?! You’ve never made pico de gallo? Here’s my take on it.

Pico de Gallo
-Tomatoes, diced
-Cilantro, chopped
-Green onion, chopped
-JalapeƱos or serrano chiles (generally these are spicier), finely diced
-Juice from a line
-Garlic powder, salt and pepper

Throw everything in your bowl and season to taste. That recipe was almost pointless. It’s like a Spanish textbook in Iowa having to explain what a “tortilla” is.

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Tada!! Dinner’s done. Enjoy.

Don’t forget to check out my preliminary Super Bowl post Here.

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