I am making burritos for lunch today and we need some picante salsa to make our meal even more delicious. You can tell that I am a lazy cook and bought a quart of pinto beans from the deli. And since my homemade tortillas are shaped like the state of Texas, I bought a dozen from the grocery that are hot off the griddle, round, and perfectly acceptable. However, we prefer my homemade salsa to the kind that can be found in the store.
It's so easy and this will make about four cups of salsa. You will need a can of tomato sauce, four tomatoes, two jalapeno peppers, a half cup of parsley (real aficionados use cilantro but I don't like its soapy taste), four sections of garlic, three tablespoons of minced onion, salt, cumin, and chile powder.
Into the blender, I pour the tomato sauce. Then I quarter two of the tomatoes and add to the sauce. After de-seeding the jalapenos, I put one of them in with the tomatoes. Add the parsley and garlic and blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture from the blender into a bowl. The remaining tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos that have been diced very finely are then combined to the blended vegetables to give a nice texture. Add salt, chile powder, and a dash of cumin to taste and you have salsa that will please even the most discriminating lover of Mexican food.
After enjoying the salsa on our burritos, we snacked on tortilla chips 'til it was gone. That is the trouble with this recipe. It will not last!
The beautiful green bowls are vintage Indiana glass.