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Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe – Super Delicious
Honey Bee and I have a favorite, local Mexican restaurant that we visit at least once a week. Truth be told, there have been some weeks that we go to El Agave twice. In fact, we ate there last night with some new friends. I could make a meal by just having their house-made salsa, chips and margaritas! While waiting for our dinner order, I’m too embarrassed to admit how many baskets of chips and bowls of salsa we go through. LOL After much experimenting, and with some recipe details from the restaurant owners, this is my version for restaurant style salsa recipe.
The key to successful salsa making is the fresh ingredients.
On this particular day, my pantry only had chopped tomatoes – and the salsa still came out perfectly!
- 1- 28 ounce can whole tomatoes with juice
- 2 - 10 ounce cans Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles
- 3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 tsp kosher or sea salt
- *optional for spicier salsa 1 whole jalapeno
- In a blender or a food processor, combine all of the ingredients.
- Pulse until the salsa is well pureed to salsa consistency. Do a taste test, preferably with a tortilla chip. Add more seasonings of your choice - if needed.
- Refrigerate the salsa for at least 1 hour. It's best if made at least 4 hours ahead of time.
- Store in glass, airtight containers...like a Mason jar
Just dump everything into a blender or food processor and puree. It doesn’t get any easier that that!
This is heaven in a bowl. We love snacking on fresh salsa and chips with lunch, happy hour and especially on the weekends.
Cilantro is key to the restaurant salsa flavor. It’s funny how some people hate cilantro – they think it tastes like soap. We’ve discovered that you either love it or despise it – there is no in-between. Just ask a group of people about this innocent herb, and you just might spark the next great debate LOL.
The scoop-able tortilla chips are best. They hold the best amount of salsa!
Please give our restaurant style salsa a try!What’s your favorite Mexican restaurant? Do you love salsa as much as we do?
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