I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never made fresh salsa. I grow tomatoes every year and still haven't used them for salsa. I hate to see my fresh tomatoes go to waste and have always wanted to make salsa but imagined that it takes too much work. The minute I got my new Oster® Pro 1200 Food Processor and Blender, I vowed the first thing I would so with it is put my garden tomatoes to use and make salsa for the first time ever. My family loves fresh salsa and we're always excited when somebody else makes it for us. I never imagined it would be so easy for me to make in the Oster Food Processor.
1 pound tomatoes (I used a variety from my garden)
2 jalapeño peppers
1/2 large white onion
1 tbls. lime juice
1/2 teas. salt
2-3 tbls. cilantro
I cut the tomatoes, jalapeño, and onions into chunks and put into the food processor. I added the lime juice, salt, and cilantro. Then I turned on the power button, pushed the salsa button on my Oster Blender and within seconds, I had my first batch of salsa. It ended up tasting great and was mild enough it didn't burn. However, I think I'll add a serrano pepper to make it a little hotter next time.
The best part about making salsa it is incredibly easy in the Oster Food Processor and takes so little work that I can't believe I've never done it before. I had a batch made up in less than 15 minutes.
Using the Blender
One of the great things about the Oster Pro1200 is that it is a two for one appliance. Besides the food processor, it also comes with a blender. We make a lot of smoothies with frozen fruit. I've found that most blenders don't have strong enough motors to handle the thickness from the frozen items.
The Oster Pro 1200 has a Dual Direction Blade Technology which gives the blender extra power so I don't have the smell a burning motor when trying to work in frozen fruit. The all metal drive makes it durable. In fact, my first smoothie in my new blender mixed together amazingly well and fast without the sluggishness I've experienced in other blender models.
My Smoothie Ingredients
1 Scoop chocolate whey protein
1 Cup Almond Milk
1/2 Cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 Cup spinach
I dumped all of the ingredients into the blender, turned on the power button then hit the smoothie button. The Oster Blender has a preset button for smoothies. It automatically adjusts the speed as it blends.
In no time, my whey protein shake went from boring to flavorful and extra nutritious. I got one serving of greens to jump start my day. My smoothie filled me up until well into the lunch hour. I'm excited to try some new combinations.
The blender bottle is dishwasher safe which helps with clean up time on mornings when I need to rush to work or when I want to hit the trails. I'm impressed with my blender and food processor already. I would definitely recommend this to my readers. Especially those who want a jumpstart to new ways of using their fruits and vegetables.
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