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Santa Maria Style Salsa

  • Author: Clint
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: about 2 cups 1x
  • Category: sides
  • Cuisine: Santa Maria BBQ

Description

A traditional accompaniment to your Santa Maria Tri-tip steak, this salsa brings a fresh celery crunch to your table.


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Ingredients

  • 34 ripe roma tomatoes (about 1/2 lb), cored and diced
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced fine
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1.5 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Mix everything together in a small bowl.
  2. Cover and let sit at room temperature for 30 mins to an hour to let the flavors meld.

Notes

  • I prefer Diamond Crystal kosher salt, but Morton’s is good too.  If using Morton’s kosher salt, use about half as much since it is saltier by volume than Diamond Crystal.