When it comes to salsa, there are endless variations. These salsas are spicy and can be spicier based on the type of chile or the number of jalapenos. I make large batches and freeze what I don’t need in pint or quart zip-locs.
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- 4 Tomatoes, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 6 green chile, roasted, peeled, and chopped (choose variety based on heat preference)
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon oregano or 1 teaspoon coriander (optional)
- 10 jalapenos
- 1 yellow/white onion
- Garlic (2 cloves, powder or chopped)
- 16 ounces whole peeled tomatoes or 4 large tomatoes or 6-8 Roma tomatoes
- Cilantro to taste
- Cumin/Mexican oregano
- Sea salt to taste
Makes approximately 2 quarts.
Step 2: Boil jalapenos an onions in medium pot for 10-15 minutes. The jalapenos should be soft, but firm…not squishy. Strain, but set aside some of the water in case you need to thin the salsa a bit later.
Step 3: Blend/food process jalapenos and onions, with garlic and canned tomatoes (or steamed, diced, fresh tomatoes) to thicken consistency. Short bursts in blender or food processor to avoid making the salsa too thin. Alternately, for a chunkier consistency, blend the jalapenos and garlic and add the tomatoes and chopped onion later.
Step 4: Add chopped cilantro, sea salt, pepper, cumin or oregano to taste. I prefer oregano.
OPTIONAL: Add avocado and lemon for more of a pico de gallo texture
If you live in an area where the only chile available is canned, you can order outstanding red chile pods, ristras and powders or frozen green chile from the Hatch Chile Store. They ship red and green Hatch chile nationwide. They have mild to hot varieties available and sell whole green chile as well as chopped. Each package is 1 pound, which is approximately 2 cups.