I know that the title sounds – well… practical, but trust me, this salsa is amazing! It’s from The Paupered Chef, but I think he got the recipe through a friend, who got it from The Grocery Guy, but this recipe isn’t the one you’ll find on The Grocery Guy’s site. But you can read all about it over at The Paupered Chef.
It’s the perfect recipe for anyone who is currently paupered, or at least attempting to avoid pauperism, as the ingredient list is very simple.
Soak 12 or so guajillo chilies in bowl filled with boiling water for 30 minutes. When done, remove the stems and the seeds. Toss in a blender with a 28 ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes, 1 bunch of cilantro, 1/2 an onion, 2 cloves of garlic, and the juice of 3 limes. Blend until smooth. Season well with salt. Let it cool in the fridge to temper the insane heat.
So that’s it. Very simple. We have enjoyed the flavor when I double or triple the garlic, but then we really love garlic. I haven’t been able to locate guajillo chiles around here, but I have successfully used dried ancho chiles and New Mexico red chiles. Both were very good. Neither the ancho chiles or the New Mexican chiles were very spicy, and we enjoyed it more when we left some of the seeds in the chiles. The kids were still able to enjoy the salsa, but it brought the heat up to about a medium. I want to try the recipe with fresh tomatoes and see how it turns out.
What’s your favorite salsa recipe?