|This salsa mix is quick, easy, and is authentic Sonora-Mexico-style salsa. This salsa can be made in less then 20 minutes. All you need is a blender.|
Canned tomatoes: These canned tomatoes are fabulous because the have the right consistency of salsa, and you do not need to worry about buying a dozen tomatoes and chopping them up. Fresh tomatoes are also bad because they can mold very quickly in the salsa. The canned tomatoes are cooked in the canning process which enables a longer shelf life. Do not bother trying to make the salsa unless you have this key ingredient as there is no suitable substitute.
Black Pepper: Used for flavor and "initial heat".
Garlic: Used for flavor and "lingering heat".
Serrano peppers: Used for flavor and the "initial and lingering heat" effect. The important thing is to make sure they are hot enough to get the job done. If you like mild salsa, only use two or one jalapeno. If you want hotter stuff, add more peppers.
Bottled jalapeno or banana wax peppers can be substituted. Make sure the label says the are "hot".
When adding the serrano peppers, clean them in the sink first and only remove the stems. Drop them into the blender whole, remembering that this recipe should be easy to make.
If you find that you have made a batch that is too spicy, do not worry. It can be diluted with additional canned tomatoes, or with some fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice.