The tomatoes in this salsa were from my dad’s garden…those were so sweet on their own and when roasted, they got even sweeter, making me think that if I didn’t know any better, I had actually added some sugar to this. No, I didn’t.
My salsa recipe is something I made up on my own because I wanted to utilize the tomatoes before they went bad. I knew that I wanted a smoky kind of flavor, but didn’t want to use liquid smoke. I wanted to grill them, but we have no grill and no bbq grill (those are in storage in AZ, thanks!).
I hope you like my salsa recipe because it was all on the fly and off the cuff. I did consider throwing in a red bell pepper as well, but wasn’t sure if I wanted it in it. I’m not a fan of bell peppers in general. If you do play around with my salsa recipe, let me know what you’ve done and what you added or removed so I can also give it a shot as well.
The true test of this will be with Mr Carinae. While not a fan of chips and salsa (“TOO CARBY!”), he likes it when I add salsa to my guacamole dip. Mmm…guacamole. Mmm…avocados. I like avocados with a splash of salsa.
Anyway, enough of my rambling and on to the salsa recipe. I hope you like it as much as I do.
- 2 to 2.5lb tomatoes (roma is good)
- 1 Large onion (yellow or white, quartered and peeled)
- 2 Jalapeno peppers
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro
- 3 cloves garlic (or more if you prefer)
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1.5 teaspoons pepper
Broiling or grilling the tomatoes, onion andÂ jalapeÃ±osÂ give this salsa recipe the smoky flavor. No liquid smoke needed.
|Roast tomatoes, quartered onions and jalapeÃ±os on grill. Alternatively, you can slather them in olive oil and broil them for 10 minutes, flipping tomatoes, onion and jalapenos. Broil in oven for another 10 minutes. Tomatoes, onion and jalapeÃ±os should have a nice char on them.
|Remove from oven and let cool. Remove stems and seeds from jalapeÃ±os if you do not want spicy salsa.
|Place cilantro, salt, pepper, garlic, tomatoes, onions and jalapeÃ±os in a blender or food processor, pulsing until blended desired consistency.
|Pour into container and chill.
|Serve with your favorite chips.