EASY HOMEMADE ROASTED SALSA
Who doesn’t love a good salsa? You can buy pretty decent ones almost everywhere, but you have no way of knowing what’s in them. By making it yourself you have all the control, and you’re saving money! Pretty sweet deal, huh? Now, if you use canned tomatoes to make it, you’d get a more intense red colour, but I decided to go for fresh tomatoes.
- 4 large tomatoes
- 1/2 large onion (or a whole smaller one)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 jalapeño
- A bit of lemon/lime juice
- Any herbs you might want to add (fresh coriander is the most authentic but you can go for whatever suits you)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Line a tray with some baking sheet. Cut your tomatoes and onions into wedges, and grill in the oven until the exterior starts getting a bit of colour. The onions will finish before the tomatoes, so just pick those out when they’re good and leave the tomatoes in for longer. Once they’re done, leave it all to cool down.
Once cool, add all your ingredients to a blender and blitz it until you’re happy with the texture. Some like it chunky, some don’t. Leave it in the fridge for a little bit for the flavour to develop and you’ve got your own homemade fresh salsa!
(There’s a bowl of guacamole in the background, recipe coming up)