I should’ve posted this earlier, but it still works now. Great for the end of summer vegetables. This recipe comes from “Everyday Food”.
2 large tomatoes (1 1/2 pounds)
1 medium white onion, halved
3 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1. Heat broiler with rack in top position. Place tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, and unpeeled garlic cloves, in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
2. Broil until vegetables are blistered and slightly softened, rotating sheet and flipping vegetables frequently, 6 to 8 minutes. Garlic can be removed if it’s browning too quickly.
3. D1scard garlic skins. In a food processor, pulse garlic and vegetables until coarsely pureed. Add lime juice, season with coarse salt and pepper, and pulse to combine.
4. Transfer salsa to a bowl and stir in the chopped cilantro. Refrigerate up to 3 days, or freeze up to 3 months.
Kealoha and I are pansies when it comes to spicy salsa. I chop the onions first so that they’ll be really small, then add in the rest. I also think you should hold off on using all the jalepeno. I added all and then had to cook another batch because it was way too spicy. You can take out the seeds first, or just go down to one jalepeno and add more if you need it.
I served this at my Dip Party. While it wasn’t a stunner in the sense that everyone ooh’ed and ahh’ed over it (like they did over the Buffalo Wing Chicken Dip), they kept coming back to it.
The salsa has this wonderful smokey flavor that sets it apart from any other salsa you’ve had. It’s really what sets it apart. It will need some cooling time, because hot salsa is more like a soup.
It’s a great salsa. Full stop. Still, I give it 3 out of 5 pretzels because a salsa is still a salsa, even if it’s a smoky salsa.
The lowdown: fun, quick, pretty easy to do. Makes a ton. And the food processor does most of the chopping for you.
Use as a topping on black bean cakes or tamales
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