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Simple Salsa Roja

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Serves 8 | Prep Time 5 minutes | Cook Time 40 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

Versatile salsa roja recipe that is really easy to prepare

Ingredients You'll Need

5 plum (Roma) tomatoes
1 white onion
12 stalks of cilantro
2 serrano chiles
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt + salt to taste
2 tablespoons cooking oil
4 cups water


Cut the onion in quarters

Cut the tomatoes in half

Cut the stems off the chiles

Peel the garlic

Add all of the ingredients except the cilantro and salt to a pot

Our just enough water in to almost cover the ingredients (about 4 cups)

Bring the water to a boil and then reduce to low. Simmer 20 minutes

Blend all of the ingredients including the cilantro with the cooking water (blend in 2 batches)

Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in the same pot over medium heat

Pour the blended salsa into the hot oil

Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes

Adjust the salt to taste

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