Spicy Homemade Salsa
This traditional Mexican tomato salsa is very easy to put together. It might be quicker to throw the salsa recipe ingredients in the blender but thick, chunky salsa is deliciously rustic. You can make this fresh salsa recipe as chunky or as smooth as you like.
A traditional Mexican mortar and pestle would be used to grind up the salsa recipe ingredients and spices and the spices ground in this piece of apparatus would give off a fantastic aroma, giving a great flavor to the dish but using a food processor is easier and if you use the pulse, setting you can control the results. Maybe you want to make it finer, rather than chunky, and you can do that if you want.
This is a vibrant and colorful salsa recipe and if you want something typically Mexican and bold-flavored, this is one of the best easy appetizer recipes to choose. There are lots of different types of salsa but this colorful, chunky one is fun and tasty. If you do not have scoop chips, you can just serve this as a dip or for people to help themselves to, to have alongside meat or fish.
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 4 oz canned chopped green chilies
- 3 green onions, in 1 inch pieces
- 1 Anaheim green chili, seeded and chopped
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 jalapeño, de-veined and seeded (optional)
- Black pepper
- Scoop chips
- Cilantro leaves and halved cherry tomatoes for garnish
- Peel and seed the tomatoes, then char them under the flame of a hot broiler or over a gas grill for a few seconds, turning until the peel starts to blister.
- Remove the peel and the green stem core.
- Chop the tomatoes in half vertically and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
- Add the garlic to a food processor, then the cilantro, green onions and finally the jalapeños for a few seconds. Switch the food processor off and scrape the sides down with a spatula.
- Add everything else and process with brief pulses.
- Season to taste, chill for an hour, then put a spoonful of salsa in each scoop chip and garnish each one with half a cherry tomato and a cilantro leaf. Serve right away.
The roasted tomatoes, tasty garlic, lime juice, chilies and cilantro and other ingredients in this wonderfully thick salsa recipe make such a great dip. If you like colorful and easy party appetizers, you will very much enjoy this Mexican appetizer recipe. Serve it on a buffet table or even as separate appetizers for people if you are having a sit-down dinner. Give each person a couple of these colorful little treats and you will impress them. You might not think of salsa when you think of fancy appetizer recipes but these appetizers do look good.
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