This is a salsa with the usual ingredients- tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, onion- but it has a small twist. The tomatoes and garlic are sautéed in white wine before everything is pureed. The result is a milder salsa where the wine brings out the natural sweetness of tomatoes and adds a subtle bit of acidity instead of the sharp bite of lemon juice.
This salsa pairs especially well with grilled fish, seafood or chicken and a nice glass of chilled white wine. The inspiration for this recipe comes from the amazing Lolita, an innovative Philadelphia gem where, when the weather turns warm, they set up tables on the sidewalk, serve up this delicious salsa and invite you to loiter over margaritas. This winter has dragged along for too long! I’m ready to start planning for spring!
- 5 roma tomatoes, sliced into thirds
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup white whine
- 1/4 medium onion, roughly chopped
- 1/2 bunch cilantro
- 1jalapeño, roughly chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Add the white wine, tomatoes and garlic cloves to a pan. Simmer over medium-low heat until the white wine has evaporated, flipping over the tomatoes as they cook.
2. Add the tomatoes, garlic and the rest of the ingredients to a blender or food processor. Puree until it has the consistency you like. I leave mine a bit chunky. You can serve it right away or store it in a glass jar or plastic container.
Weight Watchers Points+: 0
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