Growing up in a Mexican home, one of the first things you learn how to make is a solid salsa, more broadly referred to as “un chilito”. This salsa recipe is super simple and uses real food ingredients. The next time you are tempted to buy a jar of salsa at the store, look at the ingredients, there is likely some funky ingredients and they are in no way fresh. Trust me, once you have fresh salsa, you won’t want to buy a jar ever again!
Salsa is not just for chips. You can use it to top eggs, tacos, a hash, pretty much anything. It’s like #putaneggonit, Mexicans #putsalsaonit …lol. Enjoy!
Simple Salsa Recipe with Real Food Ingredients
- 3 tomatoes, cut in quarters
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 fresh jalapeño – cut in half, remove seeds to keep the spice level low
- salt (I use this one) and pepper (I use this one) to taste
Roast tomatoes for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, toss in jalapeño and garlic and roast for another 10 minutes. If you are using a stovetop, use a skillet and place a little parchment paper on the skillet to avoid sticking. Set to medium heat and start with the tomatoes. Watch them, turn tomatoes when the skins are slightly blackened, you want to catch each side, toss in the pepper and garlic. Pro Salsa Maker Tip: The longer you roast the tomatoes the more flavorful the salsa will be. When it’s all done roasting, place all ingredients in a blender with 1/4 cup of water and blend. Salt and pepper to taste.
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