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One thing that I have always wanted for my kitchen has been a food processor. I have heard that they can be very useful in cutting fruits in vegetables, making various dips and appetizers, and in making pie crusts. I was always jealous of all the recipes I saw that called for using a food processor and instead did everything by hand, which always made preparation take forever.
Due to that I was really happy when I got to try the Hamilton Beach Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor. This food processor is really large and has so many things that it can do. The food processor features an adjustable slicing blade with 14 thickness settings, so that you can quickly create the thinnest potato slices, and the dicing blade allows you to cut uniform ingredients for salsa, chutneys and more. The 3-in-1 Big Mouth feed tube is great so that less pre-cutting is needed. I love that you can not only chop and mix with the food processor, but you can also use it to knead dough or to make slices.
I really like the Hamilton Beach food processor and have used it a bunch of times since I got it. I really like the functionality of it and how it makes my prep work so much easier. I have used it to make a graham cracker crust, which is so much easier and less messy than trying to crush the graham crackers with a rolling pin. For the crust I used the chopping mixing blade and it made the crust so fine. My husband also decided to use the chopping mixing blade to make a smoothie. This is great because it basically takes the place of a blender and is way more functional. I can’t wait to use the kneading function on the processor to make some bread.
The one thing that I always wanted to make but never could because I did not have a food processor, was salsa. One of the first things I decided to do with my new food processor was make a salsa. The salsa used the dicing blade to chop up the fruit and vegetables and the mixing/chopping blade to combine everything together. The great thing was that the whole salsa could be made in the food processor, so I didn’t have to dirty extra bowls. It was so easy to make and I love that I really didn’t have to put much prep work into it, since the food processor could do most of the work. I decided to make a Tropical Fruit Salsa that combined pineapples, mangos, and papayas with the typical salsa ingredients.
This Tropical Fruit Salsa tasted amazing and the fruit made it taste really fresh and gave a pop of flavor to the salsa. I really loved that I could just roughly chop the ingredients, put them in the food processor, dice them, then mix everything together to make the salsa. This was so easy to make and seemed like it was gourmet. The pop in flavor given by the tropical fruit also make me feel like summer, so this was a great way to brighten a dreary winter day.
My family loved this salsa. My husband brought some into his work and it was devoured by his co-workers. I really loved how easy this was to make. This would be a great appetizer for any party or just because. I really liked the bright pop of flavor given by the tropical fruit,but it is not too overwhelming and really works well with the tomatoes and other flavors of the salsa. I really hope that you try this delicious and easy salsa!
The Hamilton Beach Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor is a great gadget to have in your kitchen to make your life easier.
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