Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Salsa fresca and guacamole

During Passover it is difficult to find yummy foods that don't contain chametz to make a whole meal out of, but not to worry, many ethnic foods are great alternatives, especially Mexican (well if you are Sephardi like we are anyways). And what says Mexican food more than salsa fresca and guacamole, and they are both super easy to prepare.

Salsa Fresca
1/2 onions skinned, cut into 4 large chunks
5 roma tomatoes, slices 3/4 inch thick
a large handful of cilantro
1/2 TSP salt (kosher of coarse!)
1 tsp lemon or lime juice

throw everything into the food processor with the chopping blade and let whir for 30 seconds or so, till chopped fine.

1 avocado
3 TBSP onion, chopped fine
1/2 TSP salt ( kosher!)
1 TSP lemon or lime juice
cilantro 1 TBSP chopped fine

slice the avocado in half, and pit and put all of the "meat" put into a bowl. Smash with a fork, add the salt and citrus juice, then add in cilantro and onions, stir to combine.

For a fancy presentation, put the guacamole back into the avocado shell.