I made the best salsa in the world. The thing is, when it is Hatch season, everything is so much better than the rest of the year. It is the magic the season I guess. This summer I haven’t had any time to do much cooking so I have been just making a ton of refried beans and greens and then just eating simple tacos all week. For a meal like that to be exciting salsa is really the key but the other day I didn’t have any cilantro so I couldn’t make the standard pico. I did have a bunch of Hatch peppers and some local tomatoes so I roasted them both and threw them in the blender with some Cuban oregano. If you live in Austin and have trouble growing things I highly recommend Cuban oregano mine sits in full sun all year and grows like crazy. Even if I forget to water it when it is 110! Even if it stay out in hail storms! It is like the postman of the herb world. And it is really pretty. This salsa was such a hit I am going to make it every week until the peppers are gone again.
Roasted Tomato & Hatch Salsa
~6 Hatch Peppers
4 big tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic, smashed
juice from 3 key limes
1 Tablespoon of Cuban Oregano
1 teaspoon of Agave
1 teaspoon of salt
Turn on the broiler and roast the peppers on a baking sheet turning until they get all blistered. Put the peppers in a paper bag to loosen up. Put the tomatoes under the broiler unil the get charred. Slip all those babies out of their charred skins. Put the pepper and the tomatoe guts in a blender with the rest of the ingredients and pulse until you have salsa. Enjoy on everything.
If you are looking for other vegan Hatch recipes check out this Corn & Kale Chowder or the Hatch Green Chile Pot Pie. They were both fabulous!
That salsa looks so tasty!
Where did you find your bowels? They are always so gorgeous.
I believe I got that bowl at TJMaxx, I love it too!
This looks incredible! I plan on making this. I, sadly, just failed at my own variation on salsa 😦 Hopefully this will make me feel like it is possible! How does putting the broiled peppers in a paper sack make them loosen up?
Jori, the hot peppers create a bunch of steam when trapped in the bag which loosens the skin. I hope you enjoy!