Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Authentic Mexican Basic Tomato Salsa Recipe

Authentic Mexican Basic Tomato Salsa Recipe

A great salsa recipe to try !
* avocados
* 2 large, red ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded
* 1 garlic clove peeled
* 1 Anaheim green chili, seeded and cut into thirds
* 3 green onions, cleaned and cut into 1 inch pieces
* 4 oz canned chopped green chilies
* 1 to 3 whole jalapeƱos, deveined and seeded
* 1/4 cup fresh Cilantro, chopped
* 1 teaspoon olive oil
* 1 Tablespoon lime juice
* salt and pepper to taste
* ¼ cup ice water


This authentic Mexican tomato salsa recipe is very easy to make. It sure is easier and a heck of a lot quicker to reach for a blender, but we love the chunky, rustic texture of salsas made in a molcajete, or traditional Mexican mortar. And spices ground against the rough black basalt give off truly potent aromas - which make our meals all the more flavorful.

Char the tomatoes over a gas grill or under the flame of a hot broiler for a few seconds, turning them until the peel blisters. Slip off the peel, and the flesh will still be firm. Remove the green stem core and cut the tomatoes in half vertically. Use a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds.

In the food processor, turn the motor on chop first and drop in the garlic, cilantro, green onions and jalapeƱos into the bowl of the food processor to chop for just a few seconds.

Turn off the motor and scrap down the sides of the bowl using a rubber spatula.

Add all the remaining ingredients from the tomato salsa recipe, tomatoes, Anaheim chili, the chopped green chilies, olive oil and lime juice . Process with brief pulses to reach the desired texture, somewhere between a chow-chow relish and a textured puree.

You want to see bits of all the vegetables through out the salsa.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Pour into a serving bowl and allow to season for approximately one hour.
Just before serving mix in the 1/4 cup of ice water to cool the salsa.
Serve with tortilla chips, enhance your favorite chicken recipes, fish, barbecue beef, or with beans wrapped in a tortilla.

Make this great tomato salsa recipe then blend with mashed Avocado to make a fantastic guacamole.

This healthy homemade tomato salsa recipe is great with everything. The salsa recipe is ready to serve...nice ! Enjoy it !
basic-salsa recipe

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