Salsa is seen on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Game Day Salsa

Happy Super Bowl Sunday, y’all! I could care less about the game but am so excited to spend time catching up with friends and sampling delicious game day food. I’ll take any excuse for a party!

SalsaWe’re heading to a friend’s house for a watch party and taking over a few snacks people can munch on throughout the game. I’m throwing together a cheese plate, truffle popcorn, these banana blondies and whipping up a batch of my homemade salsa.

A friend of mine taught me how to make this salsa in college and I couldn’t believe such a simple recipe could be so delicious. It only requires a few ingredients and can be easily customized to fit your tastes (the more garlic the better!).

This recipe makes enough to feed a crowd, so I usually serve half of the salsa as is and throw the rest into a batch of Two-Ingredient Creamy Salsa Dip. It’s also great to throw into the crockpot with chicken breasts to make enchilada or taco filling.

I think I may have to whip up some of these Strawberry Bottomed Pineapple Margaritas to accompany the chips and salsa — you can’t have one without the other, right?

Here are some other last-minute game day grub ideas for all of the procrastinators out there: Ranch House Cheese Spread, Pepperoni Pizza Party Bread, Curried Cashews, Lightened Up Beer Chicken Enchiladas, Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas.

Now who are we rooting for again?

Game Day Salsa

Ingredients

  • 15 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1jalapeño, minced (remove the ribs and seeds for a more mild salsa)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp. lime juice

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
  2. Taste salsa and adjust based on your preferences.

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