Salsa is a staple fiesta dip from Mexico to Texas and around the world. Next time you have a party make your own and impress your friends. Its cheap, easy, healthy and delicious. They even named a dance after it, mocked New York City over and wrote an episode on a hit TV show about nothing episode focused on Salsa! Try this recipe and dress it up with some fresh Cilantro and warm tortilla chips…
3 large Roma tomatoes, (or whatever tomato you got)
2 or 3 chilies – dried red
1 white onion – peeled and quartered
cilantro – small bunch chopped rough
1-2 t ground cumin
2 T oil – Avocado, or any mild vegetable oil is also fine.
In a pot add the oil and chili and fry until oil infuses and the chili re-hydrate turning a rusty, reddish-brown and start to mace you with their heat.
Add half of the onion and the jalapeno and toss to coat, then add the tomatoes and fry for another 3 or 4 minutes. The onions will soften and tomato skin will start to loosen and fry.
Cover the pot halfway with water and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
As it simmers
remove the chili and softened half onion from the pot and place into the blender
Pulse the chili until they are broken up into small bits.
Add the jalapeno after chopping into a few smaller pieces and removing the core.
After the tomatoes skins loosen remove the skins and toss into the blender.
pulse minimally until the tomatoes just loosen up, it goes quick and the mix is hot! Careful not to pulse fast and high at first as it may explode, just short bursts until it loosens enough.
Add the cilantro and lime juice and salt and cumin. Add more jalapeno to taste.
Serve with chips and your favorite Mexican Cuisine!