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Salsa Tatemada

Photo: Dylan and Jeni; Styling: Scott Horne 

Active time 15 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield

Serves 16 (serving size: 2 1/2 tbsp.)

Like the best salsas, this one is amazingly simple to make yet complexly flavored. Charring the chiles, onion, and tomatoes adds a lightly smoky flavor, while the tomatoes themselves bring a natural balance of sweet and tart.

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 serrano chiles
  • 1 white onion
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 peeled garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 16
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 3 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 244 mg
  • calcium 9 mg
  • sugars 2 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to high.

  2. Place tomatoes, chiles, and onion on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes or until vegetables are blistered and charred in spots on all sides, turning occasionally. Remove from grill; cool 10 minutes. Stem and seed chiles; discard stems and seeds.

  3. Place tomatoes, chiles, onion, and garlic in a blender; blend until almost smooth. Stir in salt.