Classic Roasted Salsa
Having salsa on hand is a must in summer. This homemade version is so easy, why even bother with store-bought? We love the deep, slightly smoky flavors in this version.
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- Yield: Makes 3 cups
Photography: Anders Schonnemann
Source: Everyday Food, June 2011
- 2 large tomatoes (1 1/2 pounds)
- 1 medium white onion, halved
- 3 jalapenos
- 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Heat broiler, with rack in top position. Place tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, and garlic in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
Broil until vegetables are blistered and slightly softened, rotating sheet and flipping vegetables frequently, 6 to 8 minutes (garlic may need to be removed earlier, if it is browning too quickly).
Discard garlic skins. In a food processor, pulse garlic and vegetables until coarsely pureed. Add lime juice, season with salt and pepper, and pulse to combine.
Transfer salsa to a bowl and stir in cilantro. Refrigerate up to 3 days, freeze up to 3 months.
For green salsa, use 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos in place of tomatoes and omit the lime juice.