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I am going to raise my hand right now to admit that "Yes, I am a chip and dip girl." I have a weakness for hot sauce, dips, salsas, and the more flavor, the bigger my weakness! When I found this awesome recipe for Fire-Roasted Salsa, I HAD to try it. It doesn't take too long, and the results are CRAZY GOOD! You can do this if even if you don't have a Big Green Egg grill, just make sure to have a good, even temp before putting your veggies on and keep an eye on them.
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First thing you want to do is heat up your grill, that is what takes the longest in this recipe. If you have a Big Green Egg, heat it up to 400 degrees. While you are getting your grill going, go ahead and gather your veggies and ingredients for the salsa:
- Roma tomatoes
- Garlic head
- Whole onion
- 2 serrano chiles
- 1 lime
(There are a few extra in the pictures, but we also did fajitas and used the extra for those.)
When your grill is ready, go ahead and place your veggies on. You will need to make sure to check them frequently and turn them frequently.
Grill your veggies with the lid closed, you want a nice even heat going on under that lid. Make sure to check your veggies every few minutes to turn them. Try to get a good, even baking. The first thing to pull will be the tomatoes and green peppers. These will get an even browning in about 15-20 minutes. The last pulled is the garlic and onion, taking an additional 10 minutes or so.
When you have pulled all of the veggies, make sure to let them sit and cool for about 15-20 minutes. The skins come off very easy after grilling, so preparation is minimal from here. Remove all the skins from the veggies. You will place in the food processor 1 jalapeño, 2 serranos, all the tomatoes, onion, and half of the garlic head. Add a little cumin, cilantro, salt, and the juice from a lime. I gave it a quick 10-second spin, then a couple of quick bursts for the chunky feel.
While not overpowering, this salsa has a great flavor and is not too hot. If you like this recipe as much as I do, I recommend one thing: Double or triple this recipe the next time you try it!! It's really good, and it goes FAST!
Are you a chip and dip/salsa person like I am? What are your favorite dips?