I had forgotten that Bev had shared this recipe with me until last week when I tackled the pile of papers, clippings and cards that were stacked in a box waiting for me to "do something!" I decided doing something would be categorize, for now. Four hours later....I finished categorizing. And, yes, I set aside a number of forgotten recipes that I was determined to prepare.
Bev's salsa was one of the recipes that I set aside. Bev's salsa has a great flavor and isn't overly spicy. While it includes an entire jalapeno, seeds and all, the hotness doesn't dominate and make you run for a glass of water...or an ice cold beer! (Of course, that is all dependent upon the jalapeno...)
1 14.5 oz. can of whole tomatoes with juice (I used a can of diced tomatoes as that was what was in the pantry.)
2 thick slices of a large white onion
1/2 bunch of cilantro
1 jalapeno, seeds included, stemmed
1-2 small cloves garlic
Salt to taste
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
That's it. Easy, isn't it? This recipe can be easily changed to fit one's taste. I think the next time I make it, I will play with the flavors....I think I will use fire-roasted tomatoes and add a bit of chili powder or chipotle chili powder. I might even substitute a serrano chili for the jalapeno....I like hot salsa, too!
This is especially good over pot beans!
Thank you Bev for sharing!!