Honduran Style Salsa from Forgotten Children Ministries

June 16, 2015

Fresh Salsa on

Fresh Salsa Honduran Style

Fresh Salsa on

microwaving limes for 20 seconds makes them easier to juice

Fresh Salsa on

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Jennifer Hagler Photography

By Buffy York

“The needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.”–Psalm 9:18

Last month Tim and I took our older three children down to Honduras for our third trip as a family to Forgotten Children Ministries.  The mission of FCM is to rescue the forgotten and abandoned street children of Honduras and to nurture, discipline and educate these children for the long term.  Mission Teams from the United States come down for a week at a time and provide evangelism, VBS, clothing distribution, construction, medical services, revival, bible studies, etc. to the people of Honduras and the boys and girls who are part of the mission.

The very first time we were down there we were with a group that had been 8 or 9 years in a row and Tim asked the founder of the mission what his secret was to getting teams to come back year after year.  Stan’s answer was “if you give people a decent place to stay, good food and wi-fi they will come back.”  I would like to add that the relationships you build with the people in the villages of Honduras and with the children that are in the mission are the real reason that we are drawn back, however I really do look forward to the amazing food that Carmen and her staff prepare for us three times a day.

The pancakes are out of this world, the bacon is off the hook but my favorite thing they serve is Chismol.   Chismol is a super fresh salsa that they serve as a condiment, but I am telling you I could eat it with a spoon.  I put it on chicken and fish and it is amazing served in a homemade corn tortilla with avocado slices.  You can even just eat it on a chip.  I made this last week and served it up to a few friends and everyone was blown away with how fresh it is.  Sharpen your knife while the tomatoes and peppers are in season and make a batch or two of this.  There is a lot of chopping involved but it is totally worth it.

makes 4 cups

8 tomatoes seeded and finely diced
1 white onion finely diced
2 green bell peppers seeded and finely diced
1 bunch of cilantro (stems mostly removed) finely chopped
Juice of 4 limes
Kosher Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper

Dice all of the vegetables and cilantro and mix together in a large bowl.  Juice the limes (heat each lime in the microwave for 20 seconds and it will produce more juice) and pour the juice over the vegetable mixture and combine.  Salt and pepper the mixture to suit your taste.  Obviously this will be even better after an over-nighter in the fridge.

Carmen and the ladies who prepare the amazing meals at Forgotten Children Ministries

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    So glad you finally got your hands on this recipe!! Bet Carmen never counted on being the subject of a lifestyle blog!

    Yummy. What a great mission trip, so glad you got to go.

    That sounds delicious…and easy! And what a great experience you and Tim are giving y’all’s children!

    this stuff is truly amazing!!!!! LOVE IT! I also love the stories about the kiddos you meet on your trips! Such a great cause!!!!

    Going to make this for our beach trip this week

    Leah, It is so good. I am telling you my freinds and family are blown away when I make it! –Buffy

    I have friends that serve with FCM. What an amazing ministry. Thanks for sharing!

    Looks yummy! I love the idea of a family mission trip!

    It is the best trip ever! And the food is worth the trip alone but the people of Honduras are what make it so awesome.–Buffy

    This is the best! I can’t wait to go back. How were the new facilities?

    Cate, They have done a great job with the new facilities. I can’t wait to go back either! –Buffy

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