Pride because I KNEW whenever I made it, my salsa would be consumed in about 5 seconds flat. no lie.
They would start out dipping a chip into my salsa full of beans and corn and fresh cilantro with a hint of lime, and then in would go another chip. and another chip…and soon…
…the questions would start, as I knew they would. “Wow! This is so amazing!” They would mumble between bites. “Would you share the recipe?”
I would hem and haw around and mumble something about, “well you know…family secrets and special ingredients…”
Because here’s the crux of the matter, the nitty-gritty of my world famous, best ever salsa…I was ashamed. Yes ashamed.
Ashamed because I knew the truth behind my very special Black Bean and Corn Salsa. A secret that I am confessing here and now…but only to you.
My gourmet salsa revolves around a jar. yes a jar. a jar of store bought.. salsa.
And since I’m here now spilling my deepest, darkest culinary secrets to you…I might as well give you the recipe.
So now you can bring this amazing salsa to all of your gatherings and then you can have everyone inhale it and say…
“Wow! This is the best salsa ever…what’s your secret?!”
…and I promise I won’t breathe a word.