Last week I made salsa. Very simple, bordering-on-boring salsa. Manfriend took one bite and declared it “the most amazing salsa in the entire world.” Wait, what?
I was making these bad boys except I didn’t discover until halfway through that I was out of chili powder…soooo i improvised with a little extra cumin, some cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. And (apparently) it was magical.
This was the attempted re-creation. The verdict: “I mean, it’s still delicious.” Read: not quite as magical. If I was a betting woman, I’d bet the missing magic was the lack of fresh cilantro. Also, I slightly mashed the avocado this time because, well, that’s how i like it. It’s not quite guac but no longer a salsa. It’s salsamole!
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 plum tomato, seeded and diced (no liquid. nothing wore than runny salsamole)
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 2 shakes cumin (yea whatever that’s how i measure)
- 2 shakes garlic powder
- 1 shake cayenne pepper
- salt (i use kosher) to taste
Dice avocado and place in small bowl. Roughly mash with a fork. Add tomato and shallot and combine. Stir in spices. Salt to taste. If the aforementioned magical ingredient is available, add a small handful, roughly chopped.