Thursday, January 13, 2011

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Once I realized how easy making my own salsa was I stopped buying the stuff in a jar. Feel free to adjust ingredient amounts to suit your taste.
What you need:
  • 4 large Roma tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, unpeeled
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
What to do:
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Place tomatoes and jalapeno pepper on a foil covered cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. 
  3. Broil for 5 to 10 minutes, or until outsides of veggies are charred to your liking.
  4. Remove and discard jalapeno stem.
  5. In a food processor or blender, coarsely chop the charred vegetables, garlic, onion, cilantro, and cumin. Transfer to a bowl and mix in salt & lime juice. Eat up!
 Here's my charred jalapeno... it kind of looks like a dried up frog.

We had tamales for dinner and topped them off with my salsa. Glad it didn't taste like frog.