Cinco de Mayo! Salsa Roja and Salsa Verde!

Greetings, Mystic Meows!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I just wanted to share a couple of really simple, easy and delicious salsa recipes to add to the countless others on the planet! 😛 I think salsas are a great way for meows who might be a bit intimidated to try their hand at entering into the world of Mexican cooking, to take those first few little baby steps at home. I mean, real authentic Mexican cuisine, not the americanized offerings that most of us have grown to love. Don’t get meow wrong, now… I live for that stuff. But once you taste the real deal, it’s kind of a game changer for the mind, body, and spirit.

So my advice to any meow that’s feeling adventurous, yet a bit shy about where to start is to begin with what I like to jokingly call the gateway drug of Mexican food… Salsas. 😋 Simply because it’s a great way to ease into the flavor profile so familiar with the style of cooking and they go well on top of anything you can fathom. Eggs, meats, fish, tacos, quesadillas, burritos, etc. Now I’m not talking about Pico de Gallo, which is comprised of raw tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper… maybe a hint of garlic. But the following recipes for these two salsas are cooked, or roasted to start, then blended together. Alrighty then… Here ya go! Meow!

Le Salsas! 😉

Salsa Roja Makes about 3 cups

3 large tomatoes

1/4 of a large onion

1/4 bunch of cilantro, cleaned

1 clove of garlic

1 large jalapeno

2 limes juiced

olive oil

salt and pepper

Salsa Verde – Makes about 2 cups

5 large tomatillos, husks removed, cleaned and washed

1/2 bunch cilantro, cleaned

2 cloves of garlic

1/4 of a large onion

2 limes, juiced

2 jalapeños

olive oil

salt and pepper

The method for both recipes are exactly the same. Coat the tomatoes/tomatillos ( separately of course… ) with olive oil along with it’s pals, Mr. Onion, Señor Jalapeño, and Lady Garlic 🤪and roast in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 to 40 minutes or until there’s a nice char to the vegetables. Once they’re nice and sexy looking, and cooled slightly, add them to a blender along with the cilantro ratios for each type of tomato (red and green), lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. You will most definitely need some added water for the Salsa Verde as tomatillos are not as juicy as red tomatoes, but don’t worry. Those little green goblins are packed with flavor! Blend until smooth and serve over your desired food of choice!

Voila!

And there you have it, meows!! A quick and easy way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo every day of the year! Makes a killer enchilada sauce, too! I really hope you give these a try and create some more epic Mystic Meals! Until we eat again… Bone Appetite and Happy Cooking!

Cheers, hugs, and meows!

Nikki xo 🔮✨🖤😻

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