Dan's brother doesn't like salsa. ANY SALSA. I'm still not sure how this is possible, as there are so many choices these days. But it makes me sad. He seems like a happy person - two great kids, an awesome wife. But I still think that one could never be truly fulfilled without a salsa of some sort.
Anyways, I love salsa. Here are three of my favorite recipes. I tend to rotate them.
1. ROASTED TOMATO AND CHIPOTLE SALSA
* 4 tomatoes, cores removed, roughly chopped
* 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 chipotle pepper (or more or less, depending on how hot you want the salsa) from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce
* 3 tablespoons cilantro
* 2 tablespoons lime juice
* Preheat the broiler to high, placing the rack near the top of the oven. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and toss, on the sheet, the tomatoes and onions with the olive oil.
* Broil, stirring occasionally, for about ten minutes (until the tomatoes have collapsed and the onions have softened).
* Place tomatoes and onions in a food processor with the chipotle, cilantro, and lime juice and puree.
* Season with salt.
(Recipe from IT'S ALL GOOD: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great)
2. ARCADIA FARM'S SCISSOR SALSA (this one is great for kids to make themselves)
* Handful of cherry/grape tomatoes
* 2-3 small sweet peppers
* 8 sprigs of cilantro
* 1 ear of corn
* 1/2 onion [optional]
* 1 clove garlic
* juice of one lime
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* Remove the stem and seeds from the peppers, cut them into long slices.
* Use scissors to cut the tomatoes, cilantro, and onion.
* Remove the corn from the cob with a knife.
* Add the garlic by crushing it in a garlic press or with a mortar and pestle.
* Add the olive oil, salt, and lime juice.
* Mix by crushing the tomatoes with a wooden spoon.
* Eat with tortilla chips.
(Adopted from a recipe by the D.C. non-profit, City Blossoms Inc.)
3. CUCUMBER SALSA
* 2 cups finely diced peeled cucumber
* 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
* 1 jalapeño (with seeds), finely diced
* 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
Mix first five ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in lime juice and oil. Season to taste with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and more lime juice, if desired.
(Recipe from Great Country Farms and 7Company Weight Loss & Wellness)