A few Christmases ago I was invited to a party, and asked to bring salsa. Between all my final exams and final papers I had to write, I didn’t really have time to make fresh salsa as I would have liked, nor did my pride allow me to bring any old jar of salsa you can buy at Walmart. Luckily I discovered this quick little compromise between fresh and store bought. You just add a few fresh ingredients to your favorite store bought salsa until it tastes just the way you want it. I brought this doctored salsa to the party, and everyone thought that I had made it from scratch! I love recipes that allow you to get credit for hours of work that you didn’t actually do. Plus, as a daughter of a Spanish teacher who spent some time living in Mexico, I can say that this salsa tastes pretty goooood. I’d eat it any day.
Total Prep Time: 7 Min
Total Cost: cheap. (I don’t have the math on this one.)
Pour the jar of salsa into a medium sized mixing bowl. Add a green onion, chopped, an avocado diced, some chopped cilantro, and the juice of 1-2 limes. Mix well, and enjoy!