Roasted Salsa & KitchenAid 1,000 Cooks for the Cure


My husband and all of my boys are huge salsa fans.  They love it when my sister-in-law makes salsa, they love the big jars I buy at Sam’s, but they never liked my salsa.  Imagine my dismay.  Then I found this wonderful recipe and it all changed.

I wanted to branch out a bit and come up with my own recipe.  My Mom grows beautiful, red, juicy tomatoes and she roasts them for tomato soup.  I got to thinking roasted tomato salsa would be good too.  Especially if you are lucky enough to have fresh, tasty tomatoes.

About the time I was dreaming up this wonderful salsa, my food processor broke.  I was a little distraught because I use my food processor for so many things. Fortunately the UPS man showed up with this beauty!

The amazing KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor.

So I roasted some peppers and tomatoes.  Just ignore that petrified garlic…

With some fresh cilantro and fresh garlic (see note about petrified garlic above) and a few pulses with the new KitchenAid Food Processor (wonder machine), I had a thick and delicious salsa that the guys all loved.  The roasted tomatoes are sweet and the peppers take on a nice smoky flavor that really sets this salsa apart.

See that huge 13-cup bowl! It also comes with a 4 cup bowl & multiple blades including a dough blade.  Which has already proven handy for biscuits and pie dough!  This processor also has ExactSlice system, allowing you to adjust the thickness of your slices.  Handy I tell ya!  It also has a large feed mouth tube so you don’t have to cut everything into tiny pieces before you process them.  I love it!  Plus it is this gorgeous Empire Red to match my mixer!

We ate this roasted salsa on grilled chicken tacos, then on quesadillas and with some blue corn tortilla chips.  It is my new favorite salsa!  I know you will love it and since July 4th is just a few days away you have the perfect excuse to try it!

Roasted Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 6 Roma tomatoes (or any fresh ripe tomatoes), sliced in half
  • 1 jalapeno, cut in half, seeded and ribs removed
  • 1 poblano pepper, cut into quarters, seeded and ribs removed
  • 2 small sweet pepper, cut in half, seeded and ribs removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro

Cooking Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Layer tomatoes and peppers over foil.  Drizzle olive oil over tomatoes and peppers.  Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and sugar.

Bake for 35 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.

Add roasted tomatoes and peppers to the food processor bowl, add garlic cloves and fresh cilantro.  Pulse 10-15 times, stop and scrape sides with a rubber spatula. Process on low speed for 20-30 seconds or until tomatoes and vegetables are finely chopped and well combined.

Place into a airtight container and chill for 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Enjoy!

Miss

Now, speaking of parties, KitchenAid is inviting everyone to participate in Cook for the Cure.

Friday, July 20 — Sunday, July 29, 201

This summer, host an office potluck, a family cookout or weekend brunch and encourage guests to donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®. Join us for 1,000 cooks for the Cure—a week-long, “do-it-yourself” fundraising initiative with the goal of reaching 1,000 parties in homes and offices across the country.

 KitchenAid has free downloads for invitations, meal plans, party guides and donation forms here.   During 2012, KitchenAid is proud to donate a minimum of $450,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, in connection with the pink Cook for the Cure® collection and annual Cook for the Cure®special events.
Quite impressive I would say!  You can even see if there is a party already scheduled in your area!  Join the fun and support a very worthy cause!

Follow KitchenAid on facebook and twitter to keep up with all of the special events.

Disclosure: I was provided the food processor for review purposes by KitchenAid.  I was not compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.  
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