"zalsa" is kind of an inside joke because for some reason my father-in-law always calls salsa, "zalsa." it's always good for a laugh :)
my husband looooves this salsa and he is picky when it comes to salsa. he says it has a lot of flavor (and i agree). and it's not too spicy--- but has just the right amount of kick :)ingredients:
-1/2 small jalepeno chili or 1/2 chipotle chile in adobo sauce (remove seeds and mince finely) You can buy the chipotle chili canned and keep extras on hand in the fridge instead of having to remember to buy the jalepeno pepper each time.
-1/4 small red onion, peeled and root end removed, chopped
-1 small garlic clove, minced or pressed
-2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-pinch ground black pepper
-2 teaspoons juice from 1 lime
-2 small ripe tomatoes (about 3/4 lb), each cored and cut into eighths, or one 14 oz can diced tomatoes drained
Pulse all ingredients except tomatoes in food processor until minced, about 5 one second pulses, scraping sides of bowl as necessary. Add tomatoes and pulse until roughly chopped, about two 1 second pulses. Enjoy!
courtesy of my brooke friend! (thanks)