Salsa a Go-Go

August 23, 2010

I’ve had five emails tonight asking me for my salsa recipe. (Weird. I wonder why.) I don’t always carry the ingredients for salsa in my bag, but when I do, here’s what I have:

Laura’s Salsa a Go-Go

A number of homegrown tomatoes

Jalapeno peppers





Miller Lite

Salt and pepper

The truth is, I don’t have a recipe for this. I just throw in what I have, and it tastes a little different every time. It all really depends on how many tomatoes I have. And I go from there.

Optimally I put in the following in a food processor and blend: five to eight tomatoes (random sizes and colors…the more different types the better), 2-3 jalapeno peppers, a cup of chopped onions, 3 cloves of chopped garlic, a huge bunch of cilantro, the juice of a whole lime, a cup or less of beer, dash of everything else.

Experiment. And enjoy!

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  • Reply Jujurama August 23, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I believe the official name for this salsa should be “Laura’s Dead Dog Salsa”. Or “Barnaby Jones Memorial Salsa”. Or maybe “Hey you vultures get off my dead dog” salsa, but the last one is too long to fit on a jar label or recipe card. Plus how would you file it alphabetically? Under “H”?

  • Reply Barchbo August 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I am totally getting you a salsa bag for Christmas. So awkward to have to carry it in your purse, and you don’t want to have to worry about getting tomato juice out of leather. If I could embroider, I would embroider something Salsa-rriffic on it. Maybe just “Salsa a Go-Go”

  • Laura Harrison Mayes
    Reply Laura August 24, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Ha. It was actually in a canvas shopping bag. Not in my purse. I think Jenny was too traumatized to really know where the tomatoes came from.

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