Authentic Mexican Salsa

One of my favorite things to make…and eat of course…is salsa. This recipe is my go to for at home restaurant style salsa that is absolutely delicious!


1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes (about 10 medium), preferably plum tomatoes
2 to 3 fresh jalapeño chiles (1 to 1 1/2 ounces), stemmed
half of a small white onion (2 ounces), sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, loosely packed
1 generous teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar


Preheat the broiler. Place the tomatoes and jalapeños on a baking sheet. Set pan about 4 inches below broiler and cook for approximately 6 minutes. (they should be darkly roasted). Rotate tomatoes/jalapeños and cook for 6 more minutes on other side. (the tomato skins will split and curl in places). Set aside to cool.

In a food processor, pulse the tomatoes, jalapeños, garlic, cilantro, and onion (including juices from roasting pan) . Spoon into large bowl.  Taste and season with salt and vinegar.

Serve with tortilla chips and guacamole.

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