Homemade Salsa, 2 Ways

Pico de gallo

Servings: 6+

Ingredients:

  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno (or less, remove seeds to make it less spicy)
  • Juice from ½ lemon (more to taste)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pepper to taste

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and top with lemon juice, salt and pepper.  

Blended Hot Sauce

Servings: 8+

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • ½ bunch of cilantro stems removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 dried Chile de Arbol pepper, stem removed  (with or without seeds depending on spice preference)
  • Juice from ½ lemon (more to taste)
  • 1 tsp (approx) salt
  • Pepper to taste

Directions:

Place tomatoes in a medium pot and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 15 minutes.  Drain tomatoes and remove the stem.  Place cooked tomatoes, cilantro, garlic and chile de arbol pepper in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper and stir.