One of my greatest food weaknesses is chips and salsa. I'm not talking about grocery store salsa and a bag of Tostitos. I mean warm chips and fresh salsa from a legit Tex-Mex restaurant (which are abounding in Southeast Texas).
But you can't just go to a Mexican restaurant and eat chips and salsa, which creates a problem for people like me. My dilemma was solved when a woman from church brought the creamiest, yummiest green sauce to a home bible study a while back. We got the recipe for her, but never made it for ourselves. While flipping through our home recipe book a few days ago, the recipe caught my eye and suddenly my salsa cravings were back. I made it promptly.
You will need:
*1 bunch cilantro, coarsely chopped
*1/3 jar green salsa (she specified Herdez, so use that if you can find it)
*1 tsp minced garlic
*1 jalapeno pepper, de-seeded and finely diced
*16 oz. container sour cream (I used fat free to cut down on calories)
*1 package dry ranch dressing mix (not ranch dip mix!)
*4 slices of fried bacon, crumbled
The process for this is pretty simple...Just mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl with a spatula, then transfer to a blender and pulse until you reach the desired consistency.
Serve with corn chips, or vegetables if you're trying to eat healthier.