Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa

The best part of going to a Mexican restaurant is the homemade chips and salsa. With this recipe, you can bring the Restaurant Style Salsa to your own home. The great thing about making your own salsa is that you can make it as mild or spicy as you would like.

What’s the key ingredient to any salsa? That’s right, tomatoes! Every salsa requires tomatoes, and canned diced tomatoes do just the trick to create a simple, flavorful salsa. Not only do canned tomatoes provide a boost of juiciness to a dish, but they also have numerous health benefits. This specific recipe calls for canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes, but you can also use regular canned diced tomatoes for a different flavor profile. The mixture of onions, fresh cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and spices provides the perfect combination of savory and spicy flavor. Don’t be shy and feel free to add more spices and veggies for even more spice!

While fresh, chopped tomatoes can be used for salsa, it’s actually better to use the canned version! Research has shown that canned tomatoes are actually higher in nutritional value than fresh tomatoes due to the canning process (and they’re more affordable). When canned tomatoes are placed into their homes (aka the cans), they are stored at nutritional peak, providing them with maximum nutrition. What’s not to love about that? So, incorporate some nutrients into your daily diet than by enjoying a refreshing bowl of salsa.

 

Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa

The best part of going to a Mexican restaurant is the homemade chips and salsa. With this recipe, you can bring the Restaurant Style Salsa to your own home. The great thing about making your own salsa is that you can make it as mild or spicy as you would like.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (28 oz.) can whole peeled tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • ½ small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, roughly chopped and seeds and membranes removed
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend the ingredients until the salsa reaches your desired texture, smooth or chunky.
  3. Taste for seasoning. Add more salt or lime juice if necessary.
  4. Pour the salsa into a bowl and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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