This is for those who love Mexican salsa. Essential for any party with friends who love appetizers more than the main course! I do not claim to have the best recipe as you would sure find some professional sites giving you the recipe. However, I can tell you for sure that mine is damn easy to make.
Ingredients (for 4-5 people):
- Tomatoes: 4-5
- Green Pepper: 1
- Garlic: 10 cloves (yes, that’s the key)
- Fresh Basil Leaves: 5-6 (grow it. An extremely useful spice which grows easily)
- Olive Oil: 2 tbsp
- Vinegar: 1 tbsp
- Salt and Chilli powder to taste
- Coriander Leaves: Lots
- Roast the tomatoes and green pepper one at a time on the gas stove till their skin becomes black. The easiest way to do this is to pierce a knife through it and place on the stove and rotate it once or twice. Peel off the outer skin (use a fork to hold them and just pull the skin off for the tomatoes). Cut them into pieces and put them in a grinder.
- Add all the other ingredients except coriander leaves. Run the mixer on low speed till it becomes like a chutney. Taste it and see if it is similar to what you have eaten in a Mexican restaurant. If not, the missing ingredient generally is basil (gives an aroma and a distinct taste) or garlic (adds a spicy and pungent taste) or vinegar (adds tanginess). Moderate these according to your taste. Be careful with vinegar as it might spoil your salsa. Take it out in a bowl.
- Cut coriander leaves into small pieces. Add them. Keep it under refrigeration till it becomes cold. Remember, salsa is hot only in taste.
You are done. Enjoy it with Lay’s Mexican/ American sweet and onion chips (use low fat Aamir Khan chips if you are watching your weight).