The salsa is similar to my mother-in-laws, although her salsa is far superior to anything I can duplicate. She makes a cooked salsa that is out of this world & brought some over last weekend. Even though I followed her detailed instructions, mine wasn't even close to being as good as hers. So, I used her base recipe and added a bit to balance.
This will be soooo good when our many tomatoes come in. So far I have planted 12 (?) varieties.
The Collaboration Salsa
5 medium tomatoes, quartered
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 chipotle in adobo sauce (freeze the rest in a ziploc)
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Heat olive oil in Dutch oven or heavy pan. Saute onion until soft and throw in tomatoes. Cook for about 5 minutes. They will start getting soft and fall apart. Toss in your chipotle, garlic and jalepeno and cook about 5 minutes longer. I use my immersion blender to gently break it up and smooth it all out, leaving some chunks. You could put it in your blender, too.
Now taste & add your cilantro, lime and salt. I added some Adobo seasoning and a bit of sugar tonight, too (just a teensy sprinkle).
Speaking of my mother in law, she is amazing. Such a gentle, generous resourceful woman. I am lucky my husband inherited her mellow personality and kind heart. Her children are wonderful and examples of her beautiful heart.