Recipe: Cast-Iron Salsa 

If there’s one appetizer that’s universally loved, it’s chips and salsa. The perfect introduction to a delicious meal, the Mexican-inspired starter pleases anyone and everyone who dips into the fresh, smoky sauce. If you’re looking for a Southern twist on this classic dish, we have you covered! This Cast-Iron Salsa recipe gives the traditional appetizer an upgrade with a kitchen tool you've likely got sitting on the stove right now – your cast-iron skillet. Slowly charring plump tomatoes, halved jalapeños, white onion, and garlic cloves gives the salsa layers of sweet, crisp flavors and a hint of smokiness. With only 20 minutes of hands-on time, you can make this crowd-pleasing appetizer quickly and painlessly. Simply throw all of your charred vegetables into a blender, and add kosher salt, lime juice, and fresh cilantro. Plus, you can also prepare this salsa recipe earlier in the day, letting the flavors marry in the fridge for a few hours before serving. Cast-Iron Salsa is ideal for an after school snack, family potluck, buffet-style dinner, or birthday celebration. Just add your favorite tortilla chips! If you're not into dipping, this recipe also makes a fresh garnish for tacos or chicken.

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