This is a great base recipe that you can flavor with your favorite seasoning. Cook County creates a dark, smoky flavor, Peruvian Chile Lime adds layer of zesty lime and chile, and Siesta Key offers bright, fresh herb notes. Recipe easily doubles if you’re making salsa for a crowd. Recipe was adapted from a Rick Bayless’ Creamy Roasted Jalapeno Salsa recipe.
Place the jalapeños on a large foil-lined baking sheet and broil on high until skins are well blistered, turning a few times to ensure even roasting. Set aside to cool. While chiles roast, cover garlic in warm water to rehydrate. When chiles are cool, place them in a food processor with the garlic (drain the water) and lime juice and pulse until finely chopped. With machine running, slowly drizzle in oil. Add more or less oil depending on desired consistency. Divide blended mixture into three bowls. You should have about 1 cup in each bowl. Season each bowl with one of the flavor options. Transfer to clean, sealable jars and store in the refrigerator.
Use to provide various salsa options for your favorite Mexican or Latin inspired dishes.