and i dub thee….salsamole!

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!

Not-As-Magical-But-Still-Delicious Salsa-Mole

  • 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.

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no magic 😦

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2 responses

  1. Love the idea of using shallots here instead of onions. Shallots don’t get no respect, and I think in a lot of cases they work better than onions. We get shockingly large shallots out here in CA, and they are delish.

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