Our first annual Salsa Day on Sep 28th was a great success! Hundreds of customers stopped by our booth to taste seven salsas, all made by Hollywood Farmers Market vendors, and vote for their favorite. The winner of the People’s Choice voting was Montiel’s Cocina, for their roasted tomato-tomatillo salsa! We also awarded a Judge’s Prize, with judging by Nikki Guerrero of Hot Mama Salsa. The winner of the Judge’s Prize was Kimberly Farm, for their tomatillo salsa!
We managed to obtain the secrets of their success, in the form of the below recipes for both salsas. Remember, there’s only a few more weeks for salsa ingredients at the market; grab some tomatoes/tomatillos, peppers, and cilantro this week and try out one of these recipes or your own personal favorite!
Montiel’s Cocina Roasted Tomato-Tomatillo Salsa
5 tomatillos, roasted
5 small tomatoes, roasted
1/4 bunch of cilantro
1 clove garlic
salt to taste
Kimberly Farm’s Tomatillo Salsa
10 Roma tomatoes
3 jalapeno peppers (raw)
juice of 2 limes
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 small onion
1 can of tomato puree (or two large pureed tomatoes)
1/4 of the vinegar from a can of jalapenos