Restaurant Style Salsa
A favorite restaurant of our children when they were young was our local Mexican restaurant. The kids loved the vibe and energy inside the walls. Colorful art pieces and walls, lights strung along the ceiling. The food was delicious too! As the kids grew older they appreciated the food more. A favorite of my sons was the complimentary salsa that bring out before the meal. He would request the hottest they had. Then make a show of eating it all himself. Food is memories. Some of my best memories include delicious food. Maybe it is the Hispanic in me lol. Food was a major factor at every event. It wasn’t planned, no one called everyone and delegated what each would bring. We all just brought food! And a lot of it. There were those who always brought the same item to each gathering, and we all brought complimentary dishes.
This was a memory maker I carried down to our family. As my children grow older and set off to start their own families, I know food will bring us all together to create more memories. Salsa is an easy appetizer to make and keeps well set up on a table for everyone to gather around waiting for the main dishes. Catching up and reminiscing about the past…. What a better way then over a delicious starter.
Grilling your veggies brings out their flavor and creates a better tasting salsa. Grill them till they have a char.
Cut tomatoes and onions into fours, you can place them on cookie sheet and place in oven or wrap in tin foil and grill on your outdoor grill.
5 large tomatoes – grilled
2 medium onions – grilled
3 garlic cloves – grilled
one small jalapeno (or more depending on heat you desire)- grilled
handful of cilantro
Salt to taste
Juice from 1 Lime
Remove the veins and seeds from the Jalapeno if you want a milder salsa. Most of the heat will come from the seeds and veins. Add all ingredients into a blender and pulse for a couple minutes until all ingredients are well blended. Add lime juice and mix well. Taste and if needed add more salt or lime juice. Lime juice will make a more sour tasting salsa. Place in refrigerator to cool, mixture will be warm.
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