Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa

I love a festive baked good as much as the next person, but sometimes it's nice to give a little something savory along with all the holiday sweets. This salsa is tasty for any occasion, but this year I thought I'd include it in some gift bags because it's so easy to make, makes a pretty large batch (about 6 jars, I believe they each hold a cup), and it's great to set out with appetizers.  I'm giving salsa this year as gifts along with a bag of red and green tortillas (Trader Joe's!) and a store bought jar of queso.  Some margarita mix might make a nice accompaniment as well!  'Tis the season after all..

* 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
* 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced fire roasted tomatoes
* 1/3 c. green onion, finely chopped
* 1/3 c. white onion, finely chopped
* 1 jalapeno, finely chopped (I removed half the seeds and membrane, if you prefer spicier salsa, include the seeds)
* 1/3 c. cilantro
* 1 lime
* 1 tsp. sugar
* 1 tsp. kosher salt

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Use an immersion blender to blend the ingredients until desired consistency is reached.  If you do not have an immersion blender, use a blender or food processor to blend the salsa.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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