My neighbor Marti asked if she could have a few tomatoes from my garden to finish the salsa recipe she and her friend who was in town visiting her were making. She said she'd pay me back in some of the fresh salsa. I told her to please not bring me any since I still had a giant batch I made myself in my fridge that just wasn't being eaten fast enough (we sort of had tomatoes growing out our ears this year). Well, Marti denied my request and brought some over to me shortly after it was made. In about 5 minutes flat, I had inhaled the entire container's worth. It was, quite simply put, the BEST salsa I have ever had.
Marti's friend Amber shared this recipe with me, which I am now sharing with you fortunate folks.
Amber's BEST EVER salsa
- 10-12 roma tomatoes
- 1 large white onion (I used 1/2 since my onion was huge and I felt like it was plenty)
- 1 full head of garlic (approx 8-10 cloves)
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 6-8 limes
- 4 cans El Pato Salsa (In the yellow can, one side says "Salsa de chile fresco" and the other says "Tomato Sauce"
- up to 1 can El Pato Jalapeno Salsa (green can) depending on your desired "heat"
- salt to taste (at least 1-2 tsp)
Chop tomatoes, white onion, and cilantro. Amber uses her Pampered chef chopper to get the perfect sized chunks for the tomatoes. You can also use this for your onion and cilantro.
The last and most important step is to hide the bowl away from anyone who may encounter it. You will want to eat this entire batch by yourself... I promise.
I have decided that what makes this salsa unique from the other recipes I typically make is the amount of limes and the amazing flavor from the El Pato sauce. It's so divine....If you don't love the chunks, you can also mix all of the ingredients together in the food processor for a more blended salsa.
If you do happen to have more than you need, I would suggest canning some. I saved just enough to can one jar's worth for experimentation.
I want to know if the flavor is still as strong and delicious. I'll be sure to let you know when I pull it out in the dreaded winter months when I am wishing I could run out back and harvest a bajillion tomatoes again...
If you need me in the meantime, I'll be sitting back on my couch with a diet cherry coke in hand as I continue to chomp on my chips and BEST. SALSA. EVER.
Enjoy your Sunday, my friends. :)