I love salsas. I’m all for throwing any kind of spicy-ness on a dish. My favorite part when going to Mexican restaurants is the complimentary chips and salsa. Seriously though, that combo of crunchy tortilla chips and salsa is so simple, yet so delicious. So, while waiting for our food to come out, why not feed the taste buds with bursting flavors from those spicy chili peppers. If you’re like me, and love spicy salsas over the mild, ask your server for the “spicy” salsa; most restaurants always have a batch of extra hot salsa for those who love an extra kick. Restaurant style salsa is simply delicious, enough said.
Homemade salsa is a must in my fridge at all times. The last few weeks I’ve made multiple batches of this “restaurant style “ salsa. It’s super easy, flavorful and the heat is not too overbearing. If I could, I would eat salsa with all my meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner… oh wait, I practically already do. Lately, I’ve been using this salsa on our favorite breakfast burritos, tacos, tostadas, rice bowl, and anything else you can possibly name. Just add a bit of this salsa and it completes any meal.
Whenever possible I try skipping the store bought salsa to make fresh homemade salsa. This one has been a current favorite in our household. This recipe makes only ½ a cup, which last about 3-4 days in our fridge. You can always double the recipe, but I like making fresh salsa at least once a week. Fresh salsa is the best way to go and takes about 10 minutes to make.
- 2 Medium tomatoes
- 1 ½ Jalapeño pepper
- 3 Chile de árbol
- 1 Small garlic clove
- ¼ Cup of white onion
- ¼ Cup of cilantro
- ¼ Tablespoon olive oil
- Salt to taste (I used ¼ teaspoon)
- Pinch of oregano
- Pan-roast the chilies, garlic clove and tomatoes with olive oil (about 5 minutes)
- Make sure the garlic clove does not get too brown and chilies don’t get too black.
- Then set aside to cool down for a couple minutes.
- In a food processor or blender place cilantro, onion, tomatoes, salt, oregano and the pan-roasted ingredients
- Blend until smooth
- Ready to serve
I am a big fan of salsa, as mentioned before. Another favorite is the Spicy Mexican Red Salsa. So salsa is definitely a must in our kitchen. What’s not to love about salsas?