Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
With not only now living in Texas, but also married to a man who has spent most of his life living in either Texas or Arizona, learning to make good salsa is a necessity. (I think it is like some sort of initiation). So, together, we have been working on developing and tweaking homemade salsa. And what’s so fun about it is that you can always try different techniques or varieties!
Green Door Homemade Salsa
Add fire roasted tomatoes to a blender. We roast ours over the grill fire for this recipe because we like the flavor that it brings. However, oven roasted would also work well. Add salt and pepper to taste — important to add the salt at this stage so that it gets absorbed by the tomatoes.
Chop the white onion and add to blender. Blend on your puree setting.
Dice and add garlic. Puree again for just a second.
Chop and add both cilantro and jalapeno. After each ingredient, puree briefly to combine with existing mixture. We always vary the amount of jalapeno based on who we are making the salsa for. Basically, is this salsa for us? Or is it for a particular group of people that may like things rather mild, or very spicy?
Add more pepper and salt to taste. Try the salsa with a chip. Make sure everything is to your liking and adjust with more garlic, onion, cilantro, or jalapeno if necessary.
Enjoy wonderful table salsa!