Man, salsa can be a really healthy snack, and I had no idea how easy it was to make. I mixed and matched a couple of recipes from online, got supplies at the store, and went at it. Here's what I came up with.
- 2 Medium/Large Tomatoes, Diced
- 1/2 Vidalia Onion, Diced
- Fresh Cilantro, Minced [I used about a handful and a half, but this a "to taste" kind of thing]
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- Chipotle Chilis*, Diced [Recipes all said 2, I probably used 6 or 7 - this is also a personal preference thing]
- Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes to taste
*The store I went to did not have fresh chipotles, so I had to settle for a little can of La Costeña chipotles in adobo
sauce. Yes, I had to cheat, but using the sauce with the chipotles added a lot of kick and dark coloration that made the dish really pop.
If you can mix and blend all these ingredients by hand, you get all my respect. I am lazy, and threw all of this into a blender. Be careful with the speeds you use - the salsa can go from "chunky" to "soupy" really quickly. I am blender-ignorant and did not know this and ended up with a finely pureéd salsa. Not a bad thing, but a little texture is a good thing. Once you get the consistency you're looking for, taste test, and modify ingredients accordingly until you're happy with the flavor - making salsa is not a precise art! I recommend fresh lime juice as well, but I was dumb and forgot to grab one for this particular concoction.