Grilled Tomato Salsa

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Grilled Tomato Salsa
Carlos Meijia

This classic molcajete recipe comes from famed Latin chef Richard Sandoval, and despite it being a chef recipe, it's easy. Using store-bought tomato salsa as a base, it uses fresh tomatoes and spicy serrano peppers to make it fresh and bright. 

Ready in
20 m
10
Servings
26
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 3/4 Cup tomato salsa
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Oil, as needed

Directions

On a grill or in a pan over high heat, roast the tomato until charred. Set aside and let cool. Roast the serrano pepper until charred and remove from heat. When tomato has cooled, finely dice and divide. Remove the stem from the serrano pepper and finely dice. Blend 1/2  of the chopped tomato with the serrano pepper to make a paste.Oil the green onions and lightly sauté until browned and cook through, then finely dice. 

In a bowl of a food processor, add the salsa, other 1/2 of the chopped tomato, serrano paste, salt, and pepper and process until smooth. Mix in the green onions, diced onion, and cilantro and process for another 30 seconds. Let cool, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
2%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Protein
0.9g
1.9%
Carbs
4g
1%
Vitamin A
20µg
2%
Vitamin C
4mg
7%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
4.1%
Vitamin K
11µg
13%
Calcium
18mg
2%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
6µg
2%
Iron
0.3mg
1.6%
Magnesium
10mg
2%
Monounsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
3.2%
Phosphorus
21mg
3%
Polyunsaturated
0.3g
N/A
Potassium
180mg
5%
Sodium
322mg
13%
Zinc
0.1mg
0.9%

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