The basic ingredients of a salsa are tomatoes, chilies and garlic; in this recipe, the roasted tomatoes add a smoky flavor to the salsa. This is a basic salsa and by just changing the type of chili or by adding extra ingredients like cumin seeds, agave warms, avocado leaves, cilantro, onion, vinegar can give it another flavor. You can use fresh, green chilies or dried ones.
2 medium tomatoes (250 g/8.8 oz)
1 serrano chili
1 garlic clove
Salt to taste
Put the unpeeled tomatoes, chili and garlic on a hot griddle until they are roasted. Peel the garlic.
Blend all the ingredients for 1 minute or until smooth. Add salt to taste. Serve in a salsa dish.
In a molcajete, first grind the chili and garlic. Once ground, add the tomatoes and continue grinding until reaching the desired texture—coarse or well-ground. Add salt to taste. Serve in the molcajete or a salsa dish.