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
- 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.