This is one of the condiments that I wanted to post for the mega marathon-condiment week, but didn’t know which country to put it under. So I’m posting it today for ‘Cooking from Cookbook Challenge‘.
Salsa is a condiment made with tomatoes, onions, peppers and other ingredients. ‘Picante’ is a Spanish adjective meaning ‘piquant’, derived from the word ‘picar’ which means to sting, referring to the feeling caused on the tongue.
I usually make fresh salsas, the ones that are basically chopped and mixed together. This one is cooked till the veggies are tender and the sauce is thickened.
After tasting this salsa my tongue surely stung and when I said that to my husband, he said it is supposed to be ‘picante’. I left the seeds in the jalapenos which is probably why the salsa turned out a little spicy to my taste. So if you want a milder tasting salsa, then remove the seeds from the jalapenos and use may be just 1 instead of 2.
I served it over some black bean and cheese tacos and I loved the spicy kick the salsa gave to the otherwise mild tasting taco.