Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Restaurant Style Salsa

Where has this recipe been all my life! This salsa tastes just like the salsa at my favorite Mexican restaurant. Love it!

I found this recipe on Give Me Some Oven and tweaked it slightly.

Restaurant Style Salsa

2 (14-ounce) cans fire-roasted tomatoes, drained if you like a thicker salsa
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 bunch (about 2 cups loosely-packed) fresh cilantro
1/4 cup diced white onion
1 jalapeno, stem removed (and seeded, if you want less heat)
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Pulse all ingredients together in a food processor or blender until smooth, or your desired consistency is reached. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed. 

Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days. Makes about 4 cups.

(Optional modifications: If you're worried about the salsa being too spicy, just add in half of a (seeded) jalapeno to start, and then see if you want to add more. If you want more heat, add in the entire jalapeno with seeds, or even add in two jalapenos.)

Price Break Down

tomatoes $.98 x 2 = $1.96
garlic (I had this already)
jalapeno $.13
cilantro $.41
onion $.14
bag of tortilla chips = $1.98

TOTAL = $4.62 with salsa left over for another snack or to use in a recipe


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