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Smoky Tomato-Chipotle Salsa

Smoky Tomato-Chipotle Salsa

by Pam on October 8, 2014

This is my family’s new favorite salsa. We all, kids included, loved it! It’s spicy, smoky, and full of flavor. I loved the freshness the heirloom tomatoes gave to this salsa and the fire roasted tomatoes gave it a nice depth of flavor. I normally use green onions in my salsas but this time I used a sweet yellow onion. The chipotle peppers gave it a great smoky and spicy flavor and the lime juice gave it zing. We all couldn’t get enough, especially my daughter; I have a feeling I will be making this one again very soon.

Clean tomatoes, remove stem, then gently cut an X on the bottom of the tomatoes. Heat a large pot of water until boiling. Add the tomatoes and boil for 10-15 seconds. Remove from water and put into an ice bath. Once the tomatoes have cooled, gently peel off the skin.

Place tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, onion, chipotle peppers, lime juice, cumin, oregano, sea salt, and fresh cracked pepper in a food processor or blender. Puree until thoroughly mixed. Taste and re-season if necessary. Letting it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours lets the flavors combine and makes the salsa taste even better. Enjoy!



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Smoky Tomato-Chipotle Salsa




Yield: About 3 cups

Total Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

6 Heirloom tomatoes
1 14 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes
1/2 cup of cilantro, chopped
1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
3 chipotle peppers (more or less depending on desired spiciness)
3 cloves of garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp cumin
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Clean tomatoes, remove stem, then gently cut an X on the bottom of the tomatoes. Heat a large pot of water until boiling. Add the tomatoes and boil for 10-15 seconds. Remove from water and put into an ice bath. Once the tomatoes have cooled, gently peel off the skin.

Place tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, onion, chipotle peppers, lime juice, cumin, oregano, sea salt, and fresh cracked pepper in a food processor or blender. Puree until thoroughly mixed. Taste and re-season if necessary. Letting it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours lets the flavors combine and makes the salsa taste even better. Enjoy!



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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Fire-Roasted Cherry Tomato Salsa – Tastily Teasing Forward

Sorry to spoil the surprise, but I just had to give away the fact that this delicious fire-roasted cherry tomato salsa was created to go alongside some pork carnitas we’ll be posting next. They made such an incredible pairing, I was tempted to post it all together, but then I remembered it was Friday, and there was a baseball game coming on.


Speaking of which, whether you end up making the carnitas or not, this gorgeous salsa would shine on any big-game snack table. The fire-roasting brings out a tremendous amount of flavor, and provides just the right touch of smoky goodness. I’m sure your friends are more than happy with the jarred stuff, but once in a while it’s nice to see if they’re paying attention.

You’ll want the flame of your broiler (or electric heating element) about 3-4 inches above the food, which may or may not be how far away your top rack is. If it’s too close, just use the next rack down, and use a pan like I did in the video to get it to the correct height.

By the way, I know eating “burned” foods mean ingesting carcinogenic materials, but I don’t care. This is no different than eating grill marks on a steak, or the crispy blackened ends on a brisket, and I’m not about to stop eating those things, so why would a few spoons of this scare me?

Anyway, stay tuned for the pork carnitas video, and in the meantime, I hope you give this fire-roasted cherry tomato salsa a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredient for about 2 cups of salsa:
2 tsp olive oil
1 generous pint cheery tomatoes (Sweet 100’s if you can find them)
1 yellow onion, roughly chopped
8 whole cloves garlic, unpeeled
3 jalapenos, sliced
juice of a lime, or to taste
salt and pepper to taste
cayenne to taste
pinch dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried cumin
packed 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves

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