This recipe is inspired by a great basic salsa recipe from Alton Brown, with just a couple of adjustments. His recipe calls for roasted jalapenos, which I have removed (& adjusted raw jalapeno qties). Also, his recipe calls for 2 dry ancho chiles, which I didn’t happen to have on hand, so I’ve replaced them w/ancho chile powder.
Most importantly, I was inspired to adjust this recipe to contain almost no onions. Why? One of my best girlfriends can’t eat ‘em, so I wanted to create a salsa she could enjoy at our next party. I replaced Alton’s red onion with an increase in scallions, which tend to be a milder onion…we’ll see if my friend Patty can stomach this one!