I love me some salsa! It’s one of my favorite anytime snack foods. However, I’ve been disappointed with the selection of salsa at my local grocery store. Everything I find at the store is either weird tasting, too liquidy, or has some strange ingredients as if to preserve it on its long journey from the factory. I like salsa that is simple, fresh, and easy to dip with fresh tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cilantro. This recipe will make a small to average size jar of salsa. If you’re making this for a party, you should double the ingredients.
To start, line a cookie sheet with foil. Prepare the veggies by cutting the tomatoes and onion in half and placing them on the foil. Next, cut the jalapeno in half long ways, remove all seeds, and put one half on the foil. Turn the oven on broil and slap those veggies in there. Make sure the cookie sheet sits 2-3 inches under the heating element. Broil about 10 minutes or until the tops of the veggies are slightly charred. This adds the smokey roasted flavor.
Allow to cool before putting all ingredients in the blender. My weapon of choice is the magic bullet. Just a quick blend and your done. You can serve immediately, but in my opinion, it tastes best after sitting in the fridge over night. My wife is super picky when it comes to salsa and she loves this one! Enjoy!
- 1lbs tomatoes (about 4 normal tomatoes)
- 1/2 sweet onion
- 1/2 jalapeño (seeds removed)
- Handful of washed cilantro leaves (1/8 cup)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Line a cookie sheet with foil and wash all veggies
- Cut the tomatoes and onion in half and place on foil along with jalapeño
- Broil for about 10 minutes or until slightly charred on top
- Remove and allow to cool
- Cut jalapeño and remove the seeds
- Blend all ingredients as you see fit
- I rate the spicy-ness of this salsa as medium. If you don't like spicy, try substituting Anaheim peppers instead of the jalapeño.
- To make this even more exciting, you can add mango or pineapple to give it some sweetness or garlic for some extra flavor!
- You can remove the jalapeño seeds before or after you roast it.