So what started out as a photo shoot to share this awesome salsa recipe with you ended up being my breakfast - nothing wrong with chips and roasted poblano salsa for breakfast, right? Oh man, I love me some good salsa, and the smoky charred flavor of this one is right up my alley. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare so I really hope you'll give it a try.
Okay, let's make some salsa!
The veggies are washed, prepped, and ready to go under the broiler.
This is what the veggies look when they're done roasting. Oh my, I wish you could smell them. I can't wait!!
Mmmmmm - just look at all that roasty-charred goodness.
Peel and discard the poblano pepper skins (it's okay to leave some charred bits - they add amazing flavor). Put everything in a blender or food processor and give it a whirl.
Blend until it looks like this. Add salt and fresh chopped cilantro to taste. Store in for refrigerator for up to a week.
You MUST make this salsa - it's absolutely delish!!
Charred Poblano Salsa
makes 1 quart
2 pounds Roma tomatoes*, cut in half lengthwise
3 poblano peppers, cut in half lengthwise, stems and seeds removed
1 medium white onion, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds (keep rings together)
5 whole garlic cloves, peeled
Kosher salt to taste
Fresh chopped cilantro (optional)
Preheat oven broiler with a rack 3 inches away from the broiler and spray a sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
Place tomatoes and poblano peppers, cut side down, on the sheet pan; add onions rounds and garlic cloves.
Broil for 10-15 minutes until everything starts to char, especially the poblano peppers.
Remove sheet tray from oven and allow ingredients to cool for 10-15 minutes.
Peel and discard the charred skin from the poblano peppers, but leave the charred tomato skins on.
Place everything into a food processor or blender and blend to your desired consistency.
Add Kosher salt and optional fresh chopped cilantro to taste.
Refrigerate for up to a week.
*Roma tomatoes are perfect for this salsa because of their low water content. If you want to use more common tomato varieties, remove their seeds and juicy bits before roasting.