Thursday, December 18, 2014

Roasted-Tomatillo Salsa + Hamilton Beach Stack and Snap Food Processor Review & Giveaway!

{Disclosure: As a Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Beach I received the Stack and Snap™ 10 CupFood Processor to review, however, all opinions are 100% my own. This giveaway is sponsored by Hamilton Beach.} 

I love Mexican food! Hands down it's something I could eat multiple times a week. Not kidding. Growing up in San Diego I had a plethora of amazing Mexican joints to pick from. Now that I'm living in Tahoe that isn't the case. We've found one restaurant actually worthwhile otherwise we make our own. Luckily there's a mexican meat market down the street from us!

When we switched to eating Paleo at the beginning of the year I couldn't wait to try Against All Grain's Roasted-Tomatillo Salsa and Mexican Chicken Chowder. Let's just say it's now one of our favorite dishes to make. Her salsa is incredibly tasty and easy to make and all you need is food processor!

Let's start with the Hamilton Beach Stack and Snap 10 cup Food Processor


  • Easy stack & snap assembly
  • Unique, patent-pending design requires no difficult twisting & locking
  • Simple function guide shows you which blade to use & which button to press
  • Big Mouth® feed tube reduces pre-cutting
  • Sealed bowl prevents leaks
  • Powerful 450 watt motor
  • Reversible slice/shred disk
  • Chopping S-blade locks into bowl and stays put during pouring
  • Dishwasher safe blades, bowl, & lid

Compared to the massive food processor I already had the Stack and Snap Food Processor is nice and compact making it easy for storage, cleaning, and smaller dishes. Don't let it's size fool you. It's mighty and gets the job done. In the few weeks I've had the food processor it's already been used five or six times!

Aside from it being so compact everything stores nicely inside. Yes, you don't have to worry about finding all the pieces when you need to use it. It's a bit loud and blows air while in use, but overall it's the perfect kitchen tool. Plus, you can't beat the price of $59!

Roasted-Tomatillo Salsa 
{via Against All Grain cookbook}

1/2 pound tomatillos - husked and rinsed
1-2 serrano chilies
1 large garlic cloves
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup diced white onion
2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Place the tomatillos, chilies and garlic on rimmed baking sheet in the top third of the oven, about 6 inches away from the heating element. Roast until black spots bubble up and the vegetables soften, about 5 minutes. Flip them over and roast for an additional 5 minutes.

Cool for five minutes, then transfer everything to the processor, including all the juices in the pan. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth. Chill before serving. Makes about two cups.


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  1. My favorite type of homemade bread is whatever you made. And double chocolate banana bread.

    1. Oh the pb, pumpkin and chocolate bread! So good.

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    1. Great idea!! I'll have to remember that next time.

  3. Food processors make everything easier! Can't wait to try this salsa

    1. So good! FYI -- if you don't like a lot of spice only use one serrano chili!

  4. What WOULDN'T I make with this!! I love food processors. I'd use it to process veggies and sneak them into everythingggg.

    And this salsa. I'm a big Against All Grain fan!

  5. That dish sounds delicious and I love that the food processor is so compact! How awesome!

  6. I would make southern cole slaw!

  7. I would make Oreo Truffles!

  8. i would make a butter crust for a pecan pie

  9. I would make pico de gallo for my husband. Thanks for the giveaway! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

  10. That salsa looks pretty darn good!!! I would definitely try that! :)

    1. It's amazing! My husband asks me to make it all the time.

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    1. Great minds! The first thing I actually made was cashew butter for my paleo bread!

  12. Love this! I'd make my next batch of baby food for my little guy :)

    Katie @ Sweet Little Ones

    1. Oh I would love to know what you favorites are. I have some time, but hope to make baby food as well.

  13. Would like to try making onion free salsa... hubby's allergic - Pam A

  14. I would make sun dried tomato and basil hummus cuz it's soooo good.

  15. Thank you I'll try to make same recipe that you did looks amazing

  16. The first thing I'd make is my favorite vegetable soup that requires lots of chopping and slicing.