Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fire Roasted Salsa

Salsa- the great party snack food. Why not make your own? It's easy. Fire roasted salsa has a great flavor, and it makes a nice appetizer while you are waiting for your meat to grill.

Again, I got the veggies at the local Mexican produce store, Country Farm Produce on Wolfe and Old San Francisco in Sunnyvale. I go there because they are a good variety of peppers, tomatoes and other veggies. And it's cheap- you can get a couple of bags full of veggies all for less than $10, while at a supermarket it will cost you 2-3 times as much.


10 roma tomatoes
1 medium size red onion
2-3 garlic cloves
2 jalapeños
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp oregano leaves
1/2 bunch cilantro
juice of 2 limes

Cut the tomatoes and jalapeños lengthwise. Peel the onion and cut in half.

Place the tomatoes, onions and jalapeños on the grill.

When the start blistering and the skin starts to peel off of the tomatoes, they are done.

Blend them together with the rest of the ingredients. It will not all fit in the blender, so you may have to blend it in several stages and mix all together in a bowl.

Serve with fresh corn chips.

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  1. Why not get your vegetables from the Sunnyvale farmer's market?

  2. Sunnyvale farmers market is only open on Saturdays till 1PM. I like to go there too, but it is kind of pricey.

  3. I am hungry! [Who is C.]

  4. Great salsa recipe, look forward to trying your salsa recipe out for our next bbq.

  5. I used to live in Sunnyvale. Now when I go there to visit friends, I stop by Oakmont Produce Market, 19944 Homestead Road, Cupertino. I like the store, they offer a big selection of European goods and nice produce section.
    Zorana, the recipe looks perfect. I can't wait to try it.Thanks for sharing!