I’m letting you all in on my secret weapon. This salsa is delicious. I’m not gonna say much else because it’s gonna speak for itself. My mom gave me this recipe a long time ago and it has become one of my favorite salsa’s to always have on hand at home and my husband’s favorite. Even a few people at my work know it well and request it for potlucks.
This salsa can get very spicy so I am listing the ingredients for the normal hot version first and a medium/mild variation in parenthesis.
2 dried california peppers
5 dried ‘chile de arbol’ pepperes (3 for mild)
1 jalapeno pepper (½ and seeded for mild)
2 garlic cloves
1 medium tomato
⅓ white onion
5 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
½ tsp salt
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground dry oregano
1 small can of tomato paste- 6 oz.
1 cup water
First blend water, garlic and dry chilis until they are very fine and almost dissolved in the water. Add in the tomato, jalapeno and onion chopped in roughly 1 inch pieces and pulse for 203 seconds at a time until they become chunky small pieces.
Pour into container and add the rest of the ingredients, mix well.
This salsa keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.