An all-purpose salsa that can be used for dipping, for seasoning, and as a taco sauce.
Chiltepin salsa is one of the defining elements of Sonoran food because the bushes that produce the chiles grow wild in parts of Southern Arizona and aren't common to other regions. This is an all-purpose salsa that can be used for dipping, for seasoning, and as a taco sauce. A little goes a long way, so if you prefer a milder salsa, cut the amount of chiles down by a half or a third. Chiltepica is a local Tucson company that sells their chiltepin online.This recipe is from the Taste of Tucson cookbook by Jackie Alpers.
- 1 cup water
- 3 garlic cloves peeled
- 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 1/4 cup chopped white onion
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoons dried Mexican oregano
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon dried chiltepin chiles
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- Be sure to watch the how-to video below
- Put the 1 cup of water and garlic in a blender and puree.
- Add the tomatoes, onion, vinegar, cilantro, oregano, olive oil, chiles, and salt. Pulse until well combined.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour to let the flavors meld before serving.
This recipe is from the Taste of Tucson cookbook by Jackie Alpers.
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