Restaurant Style Salsa

11 Feb

Salsa is such a beloved condiment, however there are zillions of ways to make it.  Spicy, sweet, chunky, thick, runny, etc… I mean, the list just goes on and on.  I, however, don’t even eat salsa, but when having a group of friends over to watch the Super Bowl I wanted to make some knowing how much the majority of people like/love it.  Needless to say, I was a little nervous about having my friends try it, considering I didn’t even taste test it first.  (I guess I should point out that my husband doesn’t eat salsa either – we’re just not huge tomato people in our house). 

I know the basics of salsa – tomatoes, peppers, onions, cilantro… however from there I’m clueless so I needed to make sure to get a recipe from a source that I trust as one to consistently steer me in the right direction.  I’ll take my friends word that this recipe of Pioneer Woman’s did not disappoint as each person that ate some raved about it. 

Some things to note about the recipe:
– I didn’t know if I should drain the rotel or not.  I didn’t, however I think next time I make the salsa I’ll drain one can, or just partially drain both. 

– This makes A LOT.  I should have figured based on the amount of tomatoes however I guess I didn’t really put two and two together.  Fine with me though – I love recipes that make a lot!
Restaurant Style Salsa
Ingredients:
1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice
2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies)
¼ cups Chopped Onion
1 clove Garlic, Minced
1 whole Jalapeno, Quartered And Sliced Thin
¼ teaspoons Sugar
¼ teaspoons Salt

¼ teaspoons Ground Cumin
½ cups Cilantro (more To Taste!)

½ whole Lime Juice

Directions:
– Combine whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you’d like—I do about 10 to 15 pulses. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.
– Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour. Serve with tortilla chips or cheese nachos.
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