I don't know many people that don't love a little Mexican on the side! Flick off the stodgy, super cheesy, creamy, "I'll taste that again tomorrow" version of Tex Mex and enjoy the sultry and bold flavours that come from the Smokin' spice alongside the lively freshness of a bowl of fresh salad, avo and maybe some black rice.
If you want to spend a little more time and make it chunkier and a little more "store bought" and fancy like, the fry off some diced onion and red capsicum first. This version is the "Shit, I haven't got any salsa" version. Few ingredients, a quick heat on the stove, the longer the better to let the flavours infuse, and you're done before the tacos are heated.
Store bought salsa has a heap of extra weird stuff added in so I make my own! Then we never run out. Whip this up on the side while you’re making other things.
It lasts for a good 5 days (but not really…usually goes in one sitting!). What you don’t eat, pop in the freezer for another day….same with your leftover rice. Unless you’ve got plans to eat your leftovers over the next few days, get them in the freezer, even if it only serves one person. That rainy day will come!
Whack a big blob on your Mexican Pulled Pork Bowl or as a dip with crackers.