Feb 15, 2012

Fire Roasted Restaurant Style Salsa

Salsa is something that I always try to have on hand as it's James's favorite snack but every once in awhile, we run out.  During the winter months I always buy a pre-made, jarred version from the grocery store since I don't can anything in the summer (I know that I should).

I really prefer a restaurant style salsa versus a thick and chunky style so when we recently ran out of salsa and I wanted chicken nachos for dinner, I knew that I had to come up with something!  I'd recently seen a version that used canned tomatoes and a food processor so I thought I'd give it a go.

I had fire-roasted tomatoes in the pantry and thought they would give the salsa a great flavor and depth.

Fire Roasted Restaurant Style Salsa
Printable Version

1 (14 oz.) can fire roasted tomatoes
½ small onion, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
½-1 jalapeno, seeded or not (depends on how spicy you like it)
1-2 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. kosher salt
¼ tsp. ground cumin
small to medium size handful of cilantro
juice of 1 lime, plus more to taste

1. Place all of the ingredients in the base of a food processor or good blender and pulse to combine for 30 seconds or until all the ingredients are finely chopped and salsa is desired consistency. Taste for seasoning and adjust to taste.

adapted from Mountain Mama Cooks


Mary said...

Really looks good - I like the finer dice better then chunky style. Will be making this soon. Thanks!

Jessy said...

This looks similar to a salsa I make, which I love! Your photo is beautiful! 

Jessica @ Sunny Side Up said...

I love this style of salsa! I bet the fire roasted tomatoes were awesome!

Jo said...

Saw this salsa make the rounds on pinterest, I love the idea of using fire roasted tomatoes, looks delicious!

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