We found this unassuming little packet of spice mix at our local market, near the gourmet tortilla chips...and thought it was too good to be true! Who could resist? After all, we could make this anytime...simple enough...just add a can of tomatoes (or fresh ones,if you like)! And ready in 30 seconds or less!
We set out to put the packet and Aunt Nee to the test!
The instructions said that the rendered salsa is best served cold, and suggested keeping the can of tomatoes in the refrigerator so the salsa would be cold right off! Since we wanted the BEST experience, we used a cold can! It was wonderfully easy to dump the can of diced tomatoes into a mixing bowl and mash in the spice packet! The resulting aroma was only a hint at the taste...warm, rounded, with a bit of lime! 10, 2o, bearly 30, seconds to yummy! That was all it took! And who can't mash...or simply stir for that matter!
The salsa was ready in 30 seconds!! But we must admit, it was even better after an overnight stay in the refrigerator...the next day our mild blend had mellowed and truly become the salsa we dreamed of! The hint of lime just pushed us over the top!
We even mixed the salsa with some sour cream...to make a creamy salsa...just another 5-10 seconds to more deliciousness! How great this would be on scrambled eggs ...ham...more tortilla chips...a sandwich, nachos...the tummy boggles...next for us to try: the hotter mix! Oh, and a note to Aunt Nee to tell her we are hooked! It was that easy, that fast, and that good!
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