Thursday, March 15, 2012

Nic and Dave's Salsa

My husband and I love chips and salsa. Recently we decided to begin a quest to find the perfect recipe. We tried a few different recipes online but none of them were quite right for our tastes. So we decided to figure out our own recipe. It's super simple but delicious. It does have a bit of a kick. The measurements on the side (in cups) are about what they were cut up, they are by no means exact amounts, but it's a good ballpark number. Be careful when working with the peppers. The juices can irritate eyes or skin after handling them.

2 Jalapenos (2/3c)
1 Serrano (about 1/6c)
1 Yellow Onion (1 1/2c)
9 Roma Tomatoes (4 1/3c)
Cilantro (1/3c)
Garlic (3-4 cloves)
White Vinegar (just under 2/3c)
Lemon Juice (add to vinegar to make 2/3c)
Tomato Sauce (3oz)
Salt and pepper to taste

Dice up peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cilantro (I use the pepper seeds, I like the added spice. For a little less spice remove seeds). Put into pot. I tend to chop everything by hand, it does take a little longer but my husband and I like our salsa with some chunks. We've found when we did it in a food processor or blender it was too saucy, but either way works. Mince garlic into mixture and stir everything together.

Add vinegar and lemon juice to mixture and bring it to a boil. Once boiling lower to a simmer until salsa reaches desired consistency. The longer it cooks the more saucy it will be. Don't worry about the faded color. It will look better after the tomato sauce is added.

After desired consistency add tomato sauce to thicken the salsa. Allow to cook on low for 2 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.


-Nicole & Dave

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