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A Simple Salsa

May 16, 2012

Darla’s Salsa!

Earlier this month I made several salsas in honor of cinco de mayo. I mentioned my own salsa recipe and my intention to post it here for you.  Summer is coming before you know it and this is a nice little recipe to have in your back pocket when you need to take something to the party. Honestly, this is very much my go-to snack on a regular basis. It’s a rare day that I can’t find this salsa in my fridge. It’s very easy to prepare and you get to decide how hot you want it to be.

For cinco de mayo I grilled the onions and roasted the peppers. As a general rule I usually boil the peppers before using them, but I like the roasted flavor very much, I will utilize that technique more often. Also, I usually make one can batches and mix them together in the pan to cook- most blenders wont hold the volume of two cans of tomatoes and still mix nicely.

Darla’s Salsa

2 large cans of whole tomatoes, drained (yes, canned. they are more consistent in flavor)
1 yellow onion
several sprigs of cilantro
jalapeno or serrano peppers to taste (boiled or roasted)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/8 tsp garlic powder
salt and black pepper to taste

Place the tomatoes, onion, peppers, cilantro salt and black pepper into the blender.
Heat olive oil in a pan until almost smoking. Add salsa to scald. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Salsa will keep as is in the fridge for about a week.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 16, 2012 6:33 am

    your recipes are fantastic and I keep noting them, so I can try them out in the future…!!!

  2. May 24, 2012 10:15 pm

    And another one for the recipe book! Nothing wrong with using canned tomatoes… we do for a lot of cooking. As you say, more consistent flavor… not mention, less work.

    Thanks, Darla… this sounds yummy… and oh so easy to make! I could make this in the time it takes for Tina to run to the store for a bag of chips…

    “…. oh, honey…? You need to run up to Safeway for a bag of Juanita’s!”


    • May 29, 2012 2:06 pm

      😉 what a surprise they’ll have when you have homemade salsa waiting!! 😉

  3. May 29, 2012 11:37 am

    So craving this now with a Margarita!!!

  4. June 11, 2012 9:49 pm

    I love simple red salsas with basic ingredients and a little heat. This looks like it fits the bill so I will be checking it out in the future!

    • June 19, 2012 9:27 am

      I would love to hear if you did and how you liked it!

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