Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Yummy salsa!!... :)

So last week my mama got to sample some of my salsa. Since she asked me how I made it, I'm thinkin this half Mexican girl must have done a good job!! And because I'm all about sharing... here ya go!! And please keep in mind, I don't measure anything! I'm a taste it as I go kind of cook:)

What you'll need:
1- 28oz. can diced tomatoes (I used Muir Glen organic Fire Roasted, these have the yummiest flavor)
Pureed chipotle paste

I make a pan out of foil (just roll up the sides) and put it right on the flame.

I roast the chilies over medium heat for about 20 minutes or so. I just turn them and turn them until they get a good char and look all crinkly:)

I cut the stems off and de-seed most of them. I know! I said I was half Mexi!! (and Ana and Noemi, I can hear you snickering!!) If you like it really hot, leave the seeds in:) I don't peel them, I think the char on the skin is where all the flavor is!

Enter my secret weapon. I buy these little cans and puree the entire jar and just keep it in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. Then I just cut off whatever I need and thaw it in the micro:)

Ooooh the smokey flavor of the stuff is AWESOME!!
Chop up 1 bunch of cilantro, and about 4-5 garlic cloves.

Here's where I throw everything in the food processor.  I work in 2 batches, using half of all the ingredients:  diced tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, chilies, and about 2 tbsp of the chipotle paste. Pulse until smooth. 

I pour both batches together in this Pyrex, and this is where I add salt and more chipotle paste if it needs it:) taste it. salt it. taste it. salt it.

Pour it in jars and cute it up with twine!!

Ay! Que bueno!!


  1. Looks delicious !! My husband loves to cook. He will love to see this recipe and give it a try. We grew some cilantro in a huge shabby urn right off our kitchen door.Have a beautiful and creative day ...Chickie

  2. Thanks for the idea of freezing the Embassa Chipotle! We love that in our chili and I always hate throwing away 80% of the can! Duh...:-)

  3. I just pinned you my half Mexican friend!

  4. Fantastic looking salsa! I've never put chipotle peppers in my salsa. Not sure why. A great way to freeze things that you just need a small amount of is in ice cube trays. Once frozen just pop them out and store in a freezer bag.

  5. Please stay at least 2 miles away from me with that nectar-----I love it-could drink it!

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  7. This looks so yummy! My husband is a salsa freak. He eats it every single day. He likes to make his own and his recipe is almost exactly the same except he's never put the chipotle peppers in it. I showed this to him and he's going to give it a try. Yummmm!

  8. Ohhhh that looks sooo good! I will have to try it :o)
    Have a great weekend!!