Red Hot Cooked Salsa

red hot salsa by tiny chili pepper

The other day, I had tons of cherry and beef steak tomatoes. Using a technique that a friend taught me, I turned them into a fantastic red-hot cooked salsa. Easy and delicious!

My friend G, whose family came from Oaxaca, Mexico, shared her homemade cooked salsa verde (green salsa) with me a while back. It was so garlicky, spicy, fresh, and good, I could just drink it. I slightly modified her recipe in a blog entry titled: Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Tomatillo Mango Salsa. Cooking the tomatoes (or tomatillos for the green salsa) definitely made this condiment so great.

Here’s what we’ll need for the red hot salsa:

  • Two cups of cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 2 beef steak tomatoes (cut into four pieces)
  • A handful of cilantro (just use the leaves and chop in a food processor along with the garlic and jalapeno peppers)
  • 2-3 garlic
  • 5 jalapeno peppers
  • Salt
  • Lime juice from 1/2 of lime

Steps:

  • Heat up a cooking pot over medium heat
  • Add the tomatoes into the pot, cover with a lid, and let them cook for 5–10 minutes until they fall apart and become juicy. Turn of the heat.
  • Add the chopped jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, salt, and lime juice into the pot. Stir well to mix with the tomato. Let it cool down for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve with corn chips

red hot salsa on corn chips by tiny chili pepper

Thanks for reading!

To my friend G and our book club

 

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