Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa is a blended tomato salsa with a lovely kick of heat from the jalapenos which can be increased or decreased to suit your preferred level of spice!

Restaurant Style Salsa

Serve this refreshing salsa as an appetizer for Game Day, Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesday or any other parties with a serving of tortilla chips, crackers, or use it as a delicious topping in many Tex-Mex recipes!

Restaurant Style Salsa in a bowl

Recipe Notes:

  • I don’t suggest that you store this restaurant style salsa in the freezer. While it is possible to do so, the freezing will cause the liquid in the chunky tomatoes to expand and then become quite soggy once thawed. 
  • The jalapeno peppers added to this recipe offer a lovely kick of heat. If you’d prefer something more mild, then you can simply omit the jalapeno. 
  • The great thing about this salsa recipe is that it’s extremely adaptable. You can add in more tomatoes and sugar for a sweeter tasting salsa, omit the sugar, or increase the amount of jalapenos for a much spicier version. 
  • I always recommend wearing latex gloves when handling jalapenos to prevent any burning on your skin. 
  • Avoid buying canned whole tomatoes with spices already in it as this recipe already calls for sufficient seasoning. Check the label of the canned tomatoes because some do contain basil or other herbs and spices. 
HOW LONG WILL RESTAURANT STYLE SALSA LAST?

This freshly made salsa will last for up to 4 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

You can just as easily make this ahead of time and store it in its serving bowl in the refrigerator with plastic wrap covering the serving bowl.

WHICH RECIPES CAN I USE THIS RESTAURANT STYLE SALSA IN?

Add your freshly made salsa to a number of different Mexican-inspired recipes and dishes. Here are some great ideas to get you started:

Use freshly made salsa as a delicious appetizer dip with a helping of tortilla chips and cream cheese;

Add it to a simple guacamole recipe as another dip idea or use it as an additional layer in Mexican bean dip cups;

Add it to your tacos, burritos and quesadillas;

Serve a spoonful of this salsa over a baked potato or a hamburger;

Include it in a casserole dish like enchilada casserole or a breakfast bake;

You can even add salsa to rice, quinoa, grilled veggies or scrambled eggs!

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IS THIS SALSA RECIPE SPICY?

Yes it is spicy but not overwhelmingly so. The jalapenos give this salad a lovely kick of heat without being too hot.

Of course, if you’d like extra heat in this salad then consider using canned Rotel tomatoes that contain chopped green chili and increase the amount of jalapenos or use spicier peppers such as serrano chili peppers or even habanero chili peppers.

ingredients for Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa

  1. Place whole tomatoes and their juices, onion, jalapeño, garlic, cumin, sea salt, sugar, cilantro and lime into a food processor or blender.ingredients for Restaurant Style Salsa in food processor
  2. Pulse until ingredients are chopped fine and combined.Restaurant Style Salsa in food processor
  3. Refrigerate for an hour to combine flavors.chip dipping into Restaurant Style Salsa
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Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa is a blended tomato salsa with a lovely kick of heat from the jalapenos which can be increased or decreased to suit your preferred level of spice!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 28 ounce can whole tomatoes including juice
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 2-3 jalapeño peppers seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves loosely packed
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

Instructions

  • Place whole tomatoes and their juices, onion, jalapeño, garlic, cumin, sea salt, sugar, cilantro and lime into a food processor or blender.
  • Pulse until ingredients are chopped fine and combined.
  • Refrigerate for an hour to combine flavors.

Nutrition

Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

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