If you love snacking on chips and salsa at your local mexican or tex-mex restaurant then you’ll enjoy this easy to make restaurant style salsa. In just minutes you can be dipping your chip into this salsa that balances added heat with the brightness of fresh cilantro. Up until recently I thought I hated cilantro but it has truly magical in its salsa making power. I may never go without it again!
I’m guilty of eating a whole bowl of fresh chips and salsa without even realizing what I’m doing – it is one of my absolute favourite snacks and may be one of my biggest food weaknesses. I often make salsa at home – sometimes tomatillo salsa and sometimes this roasted tomato version but this is my absolute favourite recipe.
Chipotle and Jalapeno give this salsa heat but it is kicked up a notch with fresh cilantro and lime juice. Even my oh-so picky husband declares this his favourite and since it is so easy says we should never buy a jar of salsa again.
How easy is it to make this restaurant style salsa?
So easy! Simply add all your ingredients to the blender and blend until you reach your desired consistency. Give it a taste and you can always tweak it a bit to your personal taste. Need a little extra heat? Add some more chipotle and jalapeno? Too hot? Offset with a bit more fresh cilantro and lime juice. Voila! The easiest and tastiest salsa made in just a couple of minutes.
To make sure my salsa isn’t too watery, I like to strain the canned tomatoes. I also prefer it to be well blended, however, you can also choose to simply pulse the salsa in your blender and maintain a more rustic feel for your salsa. No matter how you like it, you will be pleased at just how scoopable it is!
The toughest part? Deciding how you’ll use this salsa first. Perfect for dipping chips, topping nachos, tacos and baked potatoes. I dare you not to finish it in one sitting.
- 540 ml can of diced stew tomatoes
- 1 cup fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup sliced jalapeños Jar or Fresh
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon of chipotle puree
- Juice of 1 and 1/2 limes
- Add all ingredients to the blender jar.
- Depending on your desired consistency you can either "pulse" the blender for a thicker salsa or you can turn on low-medium variable speed for 20-30 seconds for a smooth consistency.