Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Different Kind of Salsa

My church Lifegroup met at my house tonight, and I needed a savory appetizer that was interesting and quick to put together.  I thought of this salsa which I have made many times before for other gatherings.  It always garners an enthusiastic response and lots of questions because usually no one can totally figure out what's in it.  There are two requirements:  fresh ingredients and a rest in the refrigerator of at least 6 hours so that the flavors can blend.

Pepper Jack Salsa
Adapted from
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1 or 2 ripe Haas avocados (black, bumpy skin), diced
5 green onions, thinly sliced
1 medium Roma tomato, diced
4 oz. can chopped green chiles
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
3 oz. chopped black olives (1/2 of a 6 oz. can)
8 oz. pepper jack cheese, finely shredded
1/2 cup bottled Zesty Italian salad dressing
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all of the above ingredients and mix gently but thoroughly.  Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Serve with tortilla chips and/or crackers.

The flavors in this Salsa will dance on your tongue!

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Chantal said...

Oooh, that looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will definitely have to try it. Hope you and your family are keeping well.

Miz Helen said...

This is a different Salsa, but it sure looks good. I will have to give this recipe a try, we will really enjoy it. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Miz Helen

Shannon said...

Oh, I love this! I've always liked trying the different kinds of salsas, one would think that wouldn't be as difficult as it is in Texas.

Thanks for linking up with Friday Food on!

~Shannon (Food Channel Editor @ MomTrends)

KB said...

Looks delish.

We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
Simply Delish Saturday

Cindy said...

Wow, so many great flavors. Hubby would love this. We'll make it as soon as I can find good avocados.