Friday, February 8, 2013

Amazing Salsa

I am so excited about this recipe!! If your family is always on the hunt for great salsa - you can stop the search now. My husband and I have never been able to agree on a salsa that we both enjoy. I love fresh pico de gallo-style salsa, while Ryan likes Pace Picante. Needless to say we have had our fair share of salsa debates throughout the years. Until now. Now, we both agree that this is the best salsa ever. This is the kind of salsa you get at a Mexican restaurant where you end up eating more chips and salsa than your actual meal. I doubt I will ever buy a jar of salsa again. Even though this uses canned tomatoes, the cilantro and lime juice make it taste so fresh. Using a food processor or blender, you can create the consistency you like. (We like ours with small chunks.) Be warned: this makes a very large batch; but somehow I think you will find a way to eat it!

Restaurant Style Salsa

1 can (28 Ounce) whole tomatoes with juice
2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel diced tomatoes with green chili
1/4 c chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 fresh jalapeno, seeded and diced (alter depending on the heat you like)
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 whole lime, juiced

Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until a semi-smooth consistency. Because it is a large batch you may need to blend the ingredients in batches. I blended the whole tomatoes and one can of Rotel in one batch, and then I blended the other can of Rotel with all other ingredients and mixed the two batches together. Let refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Pioneer Woman

1 comment:

  1. We LOVE this salsa! Wow amazing! We even found Rotel with lime juice and cilantro in with the tomatoes. Is a great recipe.