Thursday, August 29, 2013

Restaurant Style Salsa (aka the BEST homemade salsa EVER) ... Throwback Thursday

Last week, my friend from Taiwan asked if I liked salsa. Of course I said yes. She brought some over and it was UNBELIEVABLE! Weird, I know. My Taiwan friend made some of the best salsa I have ever had. So I asked for the recipe and made more the next day. The HUGE batch was gone in a week. The only people eating it were my husband and I. I think we each gained 10 pounds. But it was so worth it.

1 can (28 ounce) Whole Tomatoes with Juice
2 cans (10 ounce) Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilies)
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 whole Jalapeno, diced
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 cup Cilantro, roughly chopped
1/2 of a whole lime, juiced

1. Combine whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in to a blender or food processor. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you like (I do about 10-15 pulses). Test seasoning with tortilla chip and add more salt as needed.

Note: Recommended using a 12-cup food processor, or process the ingredients in batches and mix everything together in a large bowl

Adapted from: The Pioneer Women


  1. Pretty sure this is Ree Drummond's recipe. Ree (The Pioneer Woman) makes some darn good salsa! She's hilarious. You should check out some of her other amazing recipes. I could totally eat chips and salsa ALL OF THE TIME too. Well, maybe not breakfast. I make this recipes when my garden tomatoes are no longer. I think it's the best canned tomato recipe I've come across.

    1. Chelle,

      Thanks for letting me know this is Ree Drummond's recipe. I just gave her credit. I am glad you like this recipe as much as I did! I definitely agree with you; best canned tomato recipe I have ever come across as well!