Chiltepin salsa is one of the defining elements of Sonoran food because the bushes that produce the chiles grow wild in parts of Southern Arizona and arenâ€™t common to other regions. This is an all-purpose salsa that can be used for dipping, for seasoning, and as a taco sauce. A little goes a long way, so if you prefer a milder salsa, cut the amount of chiles down by a half or a third. Chiltepica is a local Tucson company that sells their chiltepin online. This recipe is from the Taste of Tucson cookbook by Jackie Alpers.
- Be sure to watch the how-to video below
- Put the 1 cup of water and garlic in a blender and puree.
- Add the tomatoes, onion, vinegar, cilantro, oregano, olive oil, chiles, and salt. Pulse until well combined.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour to let the flavors meld before serving.
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