Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Restaurant Style Salsa, at Home!!

Who doesn't like the fabulous salsa you get at your local Mexican Restaurant?

This salsa is just that good, and so easy to make, you'll wonder why you haven't been making it yourself all this time!

What you will need for approximately 2 pints of salsa:

  • 6-7 large Roma tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 dozen cloves garlic
  • -/+ 2 jalapenos, or other peppers
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • 1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • salt to taste
  • optional, a few dashes cumin

Slice the tomatoes into large pieces, quartered or a little smaller. 
Cut the onion into about the same size pieces.

Depending on how spicy you like your salsa will dictate how many and what kind of peppers you add.

If you like it mild, add 1-2 jalapenos with seeds removed.
If you like it medium, add 1-2 jalapenos with seeds.
If you like it hot, add more jalapenos, Serranos or Habaneros....!
Just be sure to test the heat of your peppers before you add them, or you may end up with a VERY spicy salsa without even knowing it!

Depending on the size of your food processor / blender, you will need to vary your loads of veggies.

Add in a little each of the tomatoes, onion, peppers, cilantro and garlic. (We like garlic, so I used a lot, 12 cloves or more, you can alter that to your liking as well!)

Pulse your batches until they reach a uniform consistency of your liking.

Transfer these into a large pot on the stove over medium heat.

Once all the veggies are processed, add in the juice of 4 limes, 1 can of tomato sauce and 1 teaspoon salt.

Cook for 20 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.

When it is done, test for seasoning, you can add more salt if needed at this time, and a few dashes of cumin if you'd like.

Serve warm or chilled with your favorite chips, nachos, quesadillas, burritos, fajitas... whatever you like!



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