Super easy and tasty restaurant style salsa in 5 minutes! Just whip everything in a blender and it’s ready to enjoy with crunchy tortilla chips!
Salsa is the Spanish term for sauce used commonly in Mexican cuisine. When I first become vegetarian, one of the things I missed was authentic Mexican food. At the time, it was hard to find a Mexican restaurant that served food with no lard. Every time I craved for Mexican food, I would make it at home. This restaurant style salsa sauce is so versatile, you can have it as a dip or add it to burritos, nachos and even quesadillas.
I prefer to use fire roasted canned tomatoes to give it that extra roasted flavor, which goes so well with the fresh cilantro (coriander) and zesty lime juice while the jalapenos adds a little spice to it.
Tastes so good and refreshing! There’s hardly any work involved, just let the blender do its magic and relax. Give it a try!
|Easy Restaurant Style Salsa|| |
- 1 can (15 oz or 425g) diced tomatoes with juice (preferably fire roasted)
- 1 can (10 oz or 283g) Rotel
- ¼ cup chopped onion (optional)
- 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
- ½ fresh jalapeno, diced
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup cilantro (coriander)
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse 5-7 times.
- Chill for 15 minutes and serve with tortilla chips.
For those who don't eat onions and garlic, I have also made it without and it tastes just as good.
If you prefer a chunky salsa sauce, pulse it in the blender for only 3-5 times or if you prefer a smooth sauce, keep pulsing until you achieve your desire.
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman.