Simple Smoky Salsa

Simple Smoky Salsa
Staff Writer

Chubby Vegetarian

This recipe's name is no lie — the secret to simplicity is hot sauce. Combined with fresh ingredients like tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic, the salsa takes on a sultry and smoky flavor that sets it apart from any store-bought variety. 

6
Servings
7
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • medium tomatoes
  • small head garlic, unpeeled
  • 1/4  Cup  cilantro
  • 2-3  Tablespoons  hot sauce
  • Maldon sea salt flakes and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions

In a medium cast-iron skillet over high heat, burn the outside of the tomatoes and the garlic. Do this by turning the tomatoes and garlic every 3 to 4 minutes using tongs. Once all sides are blackened, remove and set aside in a bowl to cool. Place tomatoes into the work bowl of your food processor. Squeeze the head of garlic from the root end and the cloves should pop right out. Add them to the food processor along with the cilantro, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Pulse the food processor until all ingredients are well incorporated, but not still chunky. 

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
1mg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
2mg
0%
Sodium, Na
215mg
14%
Water
11g
0%

Simple Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Simple Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.