Thursday, October 25, 2007 that's H-O-T!

My sweety wanted me to make up some fresh salsa today. So out to the garden we trekked and I felt for sure that I had some jalapeno peppers remaining in the garden. Hubby said to me..oh those aren't jalapenos, they look too big and one is purple.

Well, I brought them in and started slicing them up..whoo eee! Tasted the tip of one, and wowzers..those were some hot bell peppers! Ha!

What had happened is I had planted some bell peppers and some jalapenos right next to each other and yep..they cross pollinated. I wound up with a big purple hot pepper.
Anyhow..we are having nachos for dinner with fresh salsa.

To make the salsa this is what I did:

2 cans of Rotel chopped tomatoes with mild chiles

2 peppers chopped, seeds and ribs removed/chop really fine in your food chopper.

1 1/2 tsp. dried cilantro

2 tbs. lemon juice or lime juice your preference

Blend all together in blender.

yowzer! it has zing! can use only 1 pepper if you like a milder salsa.

We like making our nachos with chopped ham, shredded cheese blend and topped with salsa and sometimes a dollop of sour cream.

You can also add refried beans or black beans and corn to the nachos.

I have also made taco salads before using nachos as the base, adding a layer of shredded lettuce, a spoonful of refried beans, some ground beef, then cheese, and a few bean sprouts, then salsa and sour cream.

Very yummy.


Hope you all have a really good evening!


~The Garden Goose~


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Wow! I bet that pepper got your attention.
I like it hot =D

GardenGoose said... time my honey can taste the"oh sweety it's just a bell pepper it aint' hot"..LOL yeah right..not! LOL but he liked the salsa though, kept complimenting me on it.

2 LMZ FARMS said...

If it's gonna be good it has to have some zing with a Hope you and yours have a blessed day.