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We got take out from Chillies for yday’s dinner. For appetizer we got some chips and salsa. The quantity of salsa was too less for the huge bag of chips. And ofcourse, we loved the salsa so much that, we ate salsa with chips and not chips with salsa 🙂
Within few minutes we completed the salsa and the huge bag of chips was just lying on the dining table.

Seeing those chips I thought why not make some salsa at home and finish those chips. Looked for some salsa recipes online and most of them required grilling the tomatoes and peppers and puree’ing them.
I did not have so much time and decided to try something simple. Instead of grilling I just cooked the tomatoes and peppers in pan and puree’d them. Added some diced green peppers at the end to make the salsa crunchy.

Well….my version of the salsa did not match the chillies salsa, but it was not bad either.




Tomatoes(medium – sized) 3
Bell pepper(diced) 1/4 cup
Black Beans 3 tbsp
Green Chillies 2
Corn 2 tbsp
Salt as required
Black pepper 1/2 tsp
Cilantro(finely chopped) 2 tsp
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Olive oil 2 tsp


Add olive oil to a pan and when the oil is heated, add the finely chopped tomatoes and green chillies. Cover the pan with a lid and cook them until they turn soft. Add 1-2 tbsp water if requited.

The tomatoes turned soft enough that I did not have to puree them. But if they do not turn soft and puree then in a blender.

Now add the lemon juice, pepper and salt.

Mix the corn, black beans and the raw diced bell pepper. Garnish with cilantro. Refrigerate for 30 mins before serving.


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