snacks

Roasted Tomato Salsa with Homemade Tortilla Chips

Roasting vegetables is an easy way to bring out more flavor. Most salsas call for fresh vegetables, so enjoy this break from the routine. You’ll love the deep, smoky flavors your broiler can bring out! Guests at your independence day gathering this year are sure to be dazzled by your homemade chips and salsa!

Roasted Tomato Salsa with Homemade Chips

By: Co+op, stronger together

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 4 large tomatoes, halved

  • 3 large jalapeños

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1 large onion, cut in 8 wedges

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika, divided

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped

  • 6 corn tortillas

Preparation

  1. Position the top oven rack 6 inches below the broiler, and turn broiler on to high.

  2. Place vegetables on a large sheet pan with a rim and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Toss to coat, then sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Broil for 5 minutes, remove pan from the broiler. Turn the vegetables over, and return to broil for about 5 minutes longer. When vegetables are blackened and soft, transfer the pan to a cooling rack. Once vegetables are cool enough to handle, remove stems and seeds from the jalapeños, and place the peppers in a food processor bowl. Add remaining vegetables and juices from the pan, and puree coarsely. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the cumin, a half-teaspoon smoked paprika, lime juice and cilantro.

  3. To make the chips, heat the oven to 350°F. Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges, drizzle with remaining olive oil, toss to coat, then sprinkle with remaining salt and paprika and toss again. Spread on two sheet pans and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through. When the chips are lightly browned and crisp, cool on pans on racks. Serve chips with the salsa.

Serving Suggestion

Besides dipping chips in this tasty salsa, try it on black bean or fish tacos, or atop huevos rancheros. Any leftover salsa can be refrigerated in a closed container for up to a week. The chips will last for up to four days in a sealed container at room temperature

Gluten-Free and Easily-Vegan Waffles (Exclude the honey!)

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These easy, gluten-free and easily-vegan (exclude the honey!) waffles are dense, packed with flavor, and can be seasoned to a sweet or savory variety.

We used crisped buckwheat to add a crunch on top, and added flax seeds to the batter for extra texture. Topped with bananas and peanut butter alongside beautifully sticky honey, these are a sweet treat perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

 

 

For the Waffles:

  • 1 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 3/4 cup gluten-free buckwheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat groats

First, combine the almond milk and vinegar in a bowl to curdle. This makes a sort of "almond-buttermilk." Add the olive oil and maple syrup (or honey) and whisk until well combined. Set this bowl aside.

Next, mix your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and stir until well incorporated. If you like a sweeter batter, now is the time to test this out and see if it's to your liking. Add more honey or vanilla extract if you'd like. (We used a dash of vanilla.)

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Toast the buckwheat groats by cooking them dry in a non-stick pan. These groats have a delightfully crispy texture and add a crunch to each bite. Once your waffle iron is ready, coat it with non-stick spray and add a heaping 1/2 cup of batter. Cook to your desired done-ness — avoid stacking waffles so they keep their crispiness.

Serve the waffles immediately with your favorite toppings — for these, we used the buckwheat groats, peanut butter, bananas and honey, but they are delicious with all fruit or maple syrup, or even savory toppings like mushrooms or fried eggs!

Adapted from The Minimalist Baker for the Moscow Food Co-op.