This week I had a hankering for home made salsa. I have made it in the past but used canned tomatoes, and canned rotel. In the past eight months I have lost my taste for items not canned at home, due to the BPA lining in cans and their factory processing. I viewed multiple recipes for salsa on the web. This is the result of taking ideas from multiple recipes at allrecipes.com. My homemade organic roasted salsa. It is yummy and very garlicky!First Step...occupy baby!
12 medium size tomatoes, halved ( I used organic "on the vine" tomatoes from Fred Meyers)
6 cloves of garlic peeled
1 medium organic yellow onion, quartered
3 fresh jalepeno peppers, cut in half lengthwise (this makes medium salsa. For mild use 1 or 2. For spicy 4 or 5)
1/4 cup of olive oil for drizzling
2 tsp of cumin, ground
1 juice from whole lime
1 cup of fresh diced cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 450. Place tomatoes and other vegetables in pans cut as directed above. Drizzle with olive oil, and a few shakes of pepper
Place in oven on middle rack. Roast until the edges of the vegetables start to blacken. Remove from oven and let cool. (Takes approx 20-25 minutes)
After vegetables have cooled to warm place them and the following in your blender/ food processor, cumin, cilantro and lime juice. Blend until desired consistency.
Place in container in fridge to cool completly. Serve with tortilla chips. Warning. Lots of garlic taste!
The accountant loved the salsa and has expressed his desire for more of the same.