Super Fiery Limey Salsa

Hubby is a big fan of Mexican food, so we have to have nachos at least once a week. It is not your regular nachos, though - it is meatless, and the salsa is fiery! It can literally bring tears to your eyes! Over the months, hubby has developed a tolerance for spicy food and so he enjoys this tongue-scorching dish.

What you need:

3 medium-sized tomatoes
1 lime
1/4 of a large red onion
3-4 stalks of green onion
1 jalapeno pepper
1 habanero pepper

1 fingerhot pepper
a dash of garlic powder
a dash of red peppe
r flakes
a dash of salt
a splash of vinegar
1 avocado

What to do:

Gather all the ingredients and wash thoroughly. Cut the red and green onions, and the peppers in smaller pieces. P
ut them in the food processor to grind. Add in a dash of garlic powder, pepper flakes, salt, and a splash of vinegar. Squeeze the lime (careful not to put the seeds in).

Next, cut the tomatoes and add it to the fo
od processor. Press pulse a couple of times, just enough for the tomatoes to mix in with the rest of the ingredients, and voila! A salsa so fiery you'll need to eat it with a glass of milk by your side!

Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:

1. We used garlic powder instead of garlic cloves because raw garlic has a very strong taste.
2. If you want a thinner salsa, use juicier tomatoes like beef steak or vine-ripened tomatoes.
3. For a stronger lime flavor cut some of the pulp after squeezing in the juice and add to the mix.
4. Remember to use precautionary measures when cutting the peppers!!! If you don't wear gloves, make sure not to scratch your eyes.
5. The oils in avocado and cheese will help reduce the potency of the peppers. That's why he piles it on top!

6. After cutting the avocado in half, you can then cut criss-cross while still in the shell. Be careful not to press hard, though, or you may cut your hand.
7. Adjust the heat to your liking by adding more or less peppers of any variety. Other favorites include Serrano and Scotch Bonnet peppers.
8. All ingredients can be substituted, measurements re-calibrated and tweaked according to your personal taste.

His and Hers. :-)


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