Recipe: Summer Salsa
This salsa is like that. Simple, super easy to make, and tastes like you slaved over a hot stove for hours toasting the chilies and spices just right. Nothing wrong with that, but during the dog days of summer, sometimes you just want to make something that you can literally throw together in less than 15 minutes.
Give this salsa a try the next time you’re in charge of chips and dip at the barbecue!
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
6 plum tomatoes (about 2 lb.), cut into 1½” pieces
¼ small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove
1 serrano chile, coarsely chopped
½ cup cilantro leaves with tender stems
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice or to taste
Kosher salt to taste
Heat oil in a medium skillet on medium-high
Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly charred, 7–10 minutes. This step makes even the worst grocery store tomatoes taste good
While this cooks, add the onion, garlic, chile, cilantro, and lime juice to the blender
Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until saucy and juices are thickened, 6–8 minutes
Let cool slightly
Transfer tomatoes to the blender. Pulse until mostly smooth but still with some texture
Season salsa with salt to taste
It’s seriously that easy, and it tastes amazing still warm and straight out of the blender. Now go outside and have some fun!
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