Saturday, January 30, 2010

Siggy Spice Up Your Life Mushroom Salsa

This is NOT your typical salsa. It is like sunshine in a bowl, completely bright and happy! 'Nuff said. It will make you do the happy dance with each bite...not just the happy dance, but the happy dance on a white sand beach.
****Teaser alert***** This goes great with a certain Honey Lime Enchilada that a certain newbie blogger will be sharing VERY soon! OOOhhhhh, that got your attention too didn't it?! So, let's get to it shall we?

Siggy Spice Up Your Life Mushroom Salsa

8 ounces white button mushrooms
12 baby carrots
1/2 medium red onion
2 jalapenos
40 sprigs of cilantro
3 limes

Sea Salt

  1. Get your chopping arm ready.
  2. Wash and de-stem 8 oz of white button mushrooms. Dice into about pea sized pieces and place in a medium sized bowl which we will now deem the "salsa bowl".
  3. Quarter each baby carrot length wise and dice finely. Add to the salsa bowl.
  4. Finely dice 1/2 medium red onion and say it with me, add to the salsa bowl.
  5. Cut each jalapeno in half, remove seeds and ribs to your liking. A hint that I am sure all you smarties know is that the more seeds and ribs you leave in, the spicier it will be. Dice jalapeno finely, add to salsa bowl.
  6. Chop up the 40 sprigs of cilantro. Yes, I said 40 sprigs. I counted. What can I say, when you homeschool your kiddos, you take all opportunity to count things. Chop up stems and all from the point where the leaves start and up. Add to the cereal bowl. Just kidding, just wanted to make sure you were paying attention.
  7. Mix all the ingredients together and squeeze 2-3 limes worth of juice over top. The limes I was using were not all that juicy, not to mention that I was squeezing the limes, no reaming or juicing. So, start with 2 but go to 3 if you do not get a good coating of lime with a little bit of lime juice at the bottom of the bowl.
  8. Add about 2 grinds worth of sea salt to the top (or a pinch or 2) and stir all the ingredients together. Take a taste and add more salt or lime as needed, but remember, the longer the flavors set together, the longer they have to make friends and have a little party on your tongue. That being said, unlike most salsas, this does not taste better the next day. If you let the flavors meld too long, they become like that annoying person who can't take the hint that the party is over. Make up a batch that can be eaten that day. Leave a comment and let me know how you like it!

This will yield about 2 cups of salsa.


Hi there!
I thought before filling your bellies with some amazing eats, I should tell you something about myself. My name is Sieglinde (pronounced Sa-Glenn-Da), or if you say it really really fast, you could think my name is Linda and I happen to be sick, you know, SickLinda. Ask any of my nieces though, and they will tell you my name is Siggy Spice. When I was a crazy young 20-something, the Spice Girls were at their peak of popularity and my sweet little nieces were impressionable and slightly gullible. Imagine how awe struck they were when I told them I was the 6th Spice Girl...Siggy Spice. Imagine how much my sister LOVED me when I sent the girls the Spice Girls movie for Christmas and told them to watch it and see if they could spot me, and when they thought they missed it, they should just keep watching it over and over again until they saw me. Oh yeah, girl power...I ROCK!
Now that I am older and wiser (((guwaff, guwaff))) with 4 kiddos of my own, I still like to go back to that place of zany and crank up the iHome and make everyone dance in the kitchen..."Colors of the world, SPICE UP YOUR LIFE! Every boy and every girl, SPICE UP YOUR LIFE! People of the world, SPICE UP YOUR LIFE! Aaahhhhhhhh!!!!"
Now that we have been introduced, COME ON IN! WE ARE OPEN!