Salsa: Red & Green

I got this little Cuisinart at an auction more than 20 years ago and I use it almost every day. Whips up salsa in a flash!  Start with a base mixture of a handful of cilantro, 2-3 garlic cloves, a jalapeno (minus seeds), and half an onion. Pulse together until chopped (but not liquefied). This mix also works well for fruit salsa (just add chopped strawberry, peach, mango, etc., lime juice and cumin).

For the traditional green (verde) and red (rojo): Take out half of the mixture and add 3-4 tomatillos (quartered), lime juice, cumin, and garlic salt. Blend until smooth and pour into another bowl. Then add 2-3 tomatoes and pulse as before until chopped. Add tomatoes to reserved base mixture and season with a squeeze of lemon/lime, garlic salt, pepper, chili powder and cumin. Dig in with your favorite chips!