The moment my kids walk through the door after school, they are immediately looking in the fridge and pantry, trying to find a quick snack. While it is easy to have a bunch of prepackaged snack food available for them, I prefer that they eat more whole foods that are healthier for them. Preparing a quick snack can sometimes be anything but quick, which is what makes packages stuff far more convenient. I am always on the lookout for a way to make something for the kids that is quick, healthy and something they will enjoy. One of their favourite snacks is chips and salsa and lately, I have been making homemade salsa or guacamole and they seem to love it.
The Braun MultiQuick 7 Hand Blender is pretty slick cause, not only is it a great quality hand blender, there are so many different attachments! The main hand blender attachment is awesome for making cream soups, puddings and other sauces. There are whisk and masher attachments as well. One of the attachments that I really like, and have used a bunch since getting the machine, is the food processor attachment base. This, along with all the grating and slicing blades, allows this hand blender to turn into quite the solid food processor.
The main hand blender unit locks into all the various attachments with a quick snap. It could not be easier to switch the attachments.
Running the hand blender is pretty simple and I love that the button has speed control. The more that you press in on the power button, the faster the blender runs.
Snap the hand blender on top of the processor attachment and now all of a sudden, you have a food processor! There is even a feeding tube on the lid that is large enough to feed in carrots, celery and other roughly chopped vegetables.
My kids love chips and salsa, so to give this food processor attachment a whirl, I decided to make some homemade fresh salsa. I always have lots of fresh vegetables in the fridge, so I pulled out some plum tomatoes, sweet yellow pepper, red onion, lime and a little bit of fresh cilantro.
- 4 plum tomatoes, quartered
- ½ sweet yellow pepper, cored and roughly chopped
- ½ red onion, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lime, juiced
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- Add all ingredients to food processor and pulse until it is an even consistency. It should be somewhat chunky still, but easily sociable with a tortilla chip.
You can place all the ingredients into the food processor bowl and then attach the lid, or you can add the ingredients through the feeder tube, while it is pulsing.
The final ingredient I add is some fresh squeezed lime juice. Lime juice is really an important ingredient in salsa. I love both the tang it brings and the brightness of flavour.
The food processor attachment base is the perfect size to make a batch of salsa for the kids.
I pressed and released the button on the hand blender to pulse the processor blade. This created a great consistency for salsa.
I scooped the salsa into a bowl and placed it in front of the kids after they came home from school and they just loved it. Fresh salsa has such a bright flavour and far superior that a jar of store bought salsa. I love being able to make something homemade and using the Braun MultiQuick 7 Hand Blender was super simple!
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