Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Desperate for Salsa

I peeked into my cupboard on the quest for chips and salsa, only to find that there was NO salsa, but there were those damned tortilla chips taunting me with their salty goodness. What else is a girl to do in this situation but whip up some salsa?!
Lucky for me, everything needed was within arms reach...no driving to the store on such a sunny day!
This is a roasted salsa (you could grill the veggies as well)as I think that added flavor is so worth it.
You will need....
3 whole tomatoes
2 whole jalapenos (or habanero if you really want to kick up the spice)
1 whole (peeled) onion, i used a walla walla
2-3 garlic cloves

Preheat your oven to 350. On a foil-lined (or a silpat is even better if you have it) baking sheet place your tomatoes, peppers and onions. Roast for 30 minutes, or until they take a nice sweet smell and look charred (and sweet smelling brown juices begin to ooze out). Let them all cool until they can be held in your hand (without burning yourself). Peel the skin off your peppers, and remove the seeds, it's completely fine if you leave some seeds behind it will just add more spice to your salsa. Toss all your ingredients, (along with the fresh peeled garlic cloves and cilantro)into the blender, blend until smooth. Add salt to taste, not too much! Remember, you can always add salt but you can't remove it. Poor it into jar to store it...or just eat it straight out of the blender leaning against your counter with a self satisfied smirk, knowing that you have just made something that tastes WAY better than that $4 bottle from the store.