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Roasted Garlic Salsa for Super Bowl Nachos

Roasted Garlic Salsa

If nachos are on your agenda on Super Bowl Sunday, then here’s a salsa specifically recommended for your dish. The little book The 50 Best Salsas has a delightful range of salsa ideas. This Roasted Garlic Salsa is the one specifically dedicated to making your nachos distinctive yet easy.

To construct your nachos, put a layer of blue corn chip on a sheet pan. Top with cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese. Top with sliced scallions, some blacked beans, chopped tomatoes, and pickled jalapeno slices. Bake to melt the cheeses. Serve with this salsa on the side or simply top off the nachos with the salsa. [Have some paper towels at the ready!]

Roasted Garlic Salsa

Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 3 large head garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno chile, seed and minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco salt [or more if you desire]

Preparation:

Remove most of the papery skin from the garlic. Slice off the garlic tops, place in a shallow baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Heat your oven to 300°F and roast the garlic for 1 hour or until softened. Cool, the squeeze the garlic cloves from the skin and chop finely.

Combine the garlic in a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Stir to mix. Adjust the salt and Tabasco to suit your taste.

 

 

Source: The 50 Best Salsas by Christie and Thomas Katona

 

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Tequila Salsa for the Super Bowl

Tequila Salsa

You are prepping for the big game on Sunday, the Super Bowl. You have chips. You may have salsa. Not much you can do about the chips. But, the salsa, well, you can trade out that store-bought stuff and quickly make salsa that is spectacular. Instead of drinking all your tequila, put some in the salsa. Keep the tomatoes but make the chilies serranos. Lime juice, of course, but also some lime zest.

This is not just plain old salsa anymore. This has a tequila kick, literally lime zest, and just the heat you need to keep your head spinning as the game unfolds.

You can make this salsa in just few moments of work. You will enjoy it for hours.

Tequila Salsa

Yield: 3 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 can [28 ounces] tomatoes
  • 3 serrano chiles, seeded and minced
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • Grated zest of one lime plus its juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Preparation:

By hand or with a food processor, coarsely chop the ingredients and stir to combine. Taste and adjust for salt or pepper. Cover and refrigerate. Before serving, stir again and double check the salt and pepper.

 

Source: The 50 Best Salsas by Christie and Thomas Katona