That's it. This will quickly become a staple in your kitchen.
Without further rambling from me - my morning fog is your concise recipe entry - so here you are. As always, ask if you have questions.
Roasted Tomato And Pumpkin Seed Salsa
For the salsa....
5 tomatoes, roma work best but you can use larger varieties, halved, cored, seeded, with pithy pulp removed
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
salt and pepper
1 to 2 TBS chipotle powder
1 TBS ancho powder
2 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS kosher salt
1 TSP coarse ground black pepper
1/4 quarter cup white vinegar (or more if desired)
2 to 4 TBS lime juice
1. Preheat oven to 400F. Toss tomato halves in a little olive oil with salt and pepper, place on foil lined baking sheet and stick in oven for about 15 minutes. Flip. Roast another 10 minutes, start to watch for charring of the skins. This is desirable for the rich flavor, btw. When skins of tomatoes are starting to turn brown, remove from oven. Set aside.
2. Toss pumpkin seeds with a light drizzle of oil, spread evenly on foil-lined pan. Place in oven and immediately turn heat down to 250F. Keep an eye on them. In about five minutes you'll get a waft of their nutty fragrance. Make sure they're not burning. When they've started browning, remove. This should happen in about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool, but be mindful that some of them will be popping and cracking open.
3. Place tomatoes and pumpkin seeds in a non-reactive pan over medium heat. Add one cup water. Bring to boil, then turn down to simmer. Add vinegar, chipotle powder, ancho powder, one tablespoon of brown sugar, kosher salt, and black pepper. Stir very well. Simmer about thirty minutes on low or until tomatoes have started breaking down. Remove from heat, stir in lime juice and adjust flavoring as needed. I personally like more lime than vinegar so I went heavy on the lime.
4. When mixture has sufficiently cooled, add to food processor. Watching for rogue exploding pumpkin seeds. Pulse until a chunky puree has been made. Taste and adjust seasoning again. Pulse until seeds are reduced to tiny bits. Refrigerate til ready to use. Makes approximately two cups. Serve with chips, jiacama sticks, or use as a spread on wraps.