Salsa is a staple food around here. This salsa recipe is delicious, quick and easy to make. We call it our “Winter Salsa.” Our go-to when the winter days are long and dreary and fresh tomatoes from the garden seem so far away. What sets it apart from regular salsa is the fire roasted canned tomatoes. You’ll have to try it!
This salsa can be adjusted easily. Love garlic? Add an extra clove or two. Despise it? Leave it out. Need your salsa hot? Throw in some jalapeno. We are mild to medium salsa folks, so usually, we stick with mild Anaheim peppers. It’s up to you to adjust accordingly.
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You will also need a blender or food processor. We have owned our Waring commercial blender for about 12 years now, and I am still so impressed with it. We were looking at Vitamix and Blendtec blenders, and the Waring was more affordable, and possibly even more capable. I’ve made everything from soups, smoothies, ice cream, almond butter, etc. This beast will pulverize food/ice in a few seconds. I’ll do a full review with video soon, for anyone looking for a more affordable alternative to a Vitamix or a Blendtec. If your blender is lacking in horsepower, don’t worry, just cut your ingredients smaller and add the tomatoes (wet) ingredients first.
Ready? Let’s make salsa!
Open up that big can of Muir Glen organic fire roasted tomatoes, and dump into the blender. (if you desire a smaller batch, get the smaller can) Chop a chunk of the onion, about 1/4 to 1/2 of an onion and throw it in there. Put around half or more of a fresh mild Anaheim green chile in, throw in a handful of fresh cilantro. Toss in a couple of cloves of garlic, some chili powder (about 1/2 teaspoon) and blend it all. This recipe will make a restaurant style salsa, without many chunks. If you want chunky salsa, reserve a few tomatoes and onions, dice them up and add after blending.
To season: We love the taste of chipotle chili pepper, but it is a bit “hot”, so we add only about a half a teaspoon. Salt and pepper to taste. A squeeze of lime if you like. Get some chips out to taste test, and add more seasonings if needed. That’s it!