Have you ever planned to make something but then realized you were out of something? It was snowing. And they hadn't plowed the roads. So I had to make do with I had. This is how my salsa recipe came about. I was attempting to make salsa with my new food processor but soon realized I was out of limes.
Let me introduce my new kitchen helper before I tell you the rest of my salsa story. I love my new Magimix by Robot Coupe food processor. Isn't she a beauty?
My Magimix Compact 3200 XL has three bowls and is a space saver but so versatile in my kitchen. The motor is powerful but also very quiet. Who wants to hear loud noises in their kitchen?
The feed tube is large so it eliminates the need to cut food in small pieces. I know I do not like having to chop things before I use my food processor. I keeping saying this and will say it again.....this food processor is a breeze to use!
I have tried a few of the different blades as well as the grating discs. I want to try the dough blade to make bread in the near future. I really like the accessories it comes with!
I love the simplicity of this food processor. It has three buttons which are basic and easy to use: stop, auto and pulse. Could it be more easier than that? Too me, simple is wonderful. Less buttons mean less things to break. I wish I had a computer with three buttons on it.
Making this salsa was as easy as can be. I put all the ingredients in the spacious bowl, pulsed it for a dozen times and came away with one of the best salsas I've ever had. If salsa can taste this good in the winter, imagine my summer salsa with fresh Jersey tomatoes. Please summer, you need to get here quick!
Now for my secret ingredients in this salsa. They are grapefruit juice and honey. After I realized, my fruit drawer was absent of limes, I pulled out another citrus fruit. I had a bag of beautiful pink grapefruits. I squeezed some juice out out half of one to make up for the lime juice deficiency.
The grapefruit juice worked! I added a spoon of honey to balance out the tartness. I think grapefruit juice in my salsa is my new thing.
I will continue to play with my new kitchen toy. I have more recipes in store for you coming up in the next several weeks. Check out the Magimix Facebook page for some great things to make. What is your favorite recipe to make in the food processor?
- 8 plum tomatoes cored and cut in quarters
- 1 Poblano pepper cored and seeded, cut in quarters
- 1 small onion peeled and cut in quarters
- 2 cloves peeled garlic
- 1 small handful of fresh cilantro
- juice from half a medium grapefruit
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ¾ teaspoon salt or more/ less to taste
- dash of cayenne pepper
- Place the tomatoes, pepper, onion, garlic, cilantro, juice and honey in a food processor.
- Pulse 12 to 15 times until desired consistence is reached. Less times for chunkier salsa but more for smoother.
- Add salt and cayenne to taste.
- Serve with chips, or as a topping for meat, poultry or fish.
***For full disclosure, I was provided with a Magimix by Robot- Coupe food processor for review. As usual, all opinions are my own.