Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
6 medium tomatoes (I usually go with Roma tomatoes), finely chopped
3/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped onion (a mix of white and red is tasty)
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp cider vinegar
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil
1 to 2 tsp minced jalapeno pepper
1 to 2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, green pepper, onions, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, oil, jalapeno and seasonings. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with tortilla chips.
Blue Lagoon Margaritas:
4 lime slices
3 tbsp coarse sugar
1/2 cup lemon-lime soda, chilled (Sprite or 7-Up works well)
1/2 cup tequila (better taste it to make sure it's tequila)
1/2 cup blue curacao
1/3 cup frozen limeade concentrate, partially thawed
2 cups ice cubes
Using lime slices, moisten the rims of four margarita or cocktail glasses. Set aside lime slices for garnish. Sprinkle coarse sugar on a plate; hold each glass upside down and dip rim into sugar. Set aside. Discard remaining sugar on plate.
In a blender, combine the remaining ingredients; cover and process until belnded. Pour into prepared glasses. Garnish with lime slices; serve immediately.