A good friend in California prepared this salsa for the family daily while I was visiting. I named my version of the recipe after her daughter, Elianna, who was my helper while planting their herb garden!
Simple ingredients and minutes to prepare, this combination creates a flavorful and expressive salsa. The secret spice is the cumin which adds a hint of suprise for the taste buds . What’s right on is the consistency, not to chunky and not too soupy. Once you prepare this for the first time…you may just start making it daily.
1 small onion-cut in half
1 garlic clove-skin off
2 baby carrots or 1/3 of a full size carrot
1/4 cup cilantro (not packed)
1/4-1/2 small jalapeño pepper (veins and seeds removed)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (lemon works in a pinch)
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 kosher salt (optional)