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Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa is the pureed-thin consistency salsa they serve in restaurants with chips, the one everyone hogs before the food is served. The home-style salsa is more like Pico de gallo that is made with fresh ingredients. But for this recipe, canned tomatoes and chilies give that restaurant style flavor and color. The salsa that is sold in jars have lot of vinegar for preserving them for long time and we detest the vinegar flavor in salsa, if you are like us, this recipe is just for you!



We love refreshing salads like this one and guacamole. Plenty of cilantro is of course the key ingredient for both the salad, they are so fresh, so versatile and best for summer. All it requires is a little chopping and no cooking!

You’ll need a good blender or food processor to make this at home, remains good up to a week in the fridge, the flavors soak more day by day.

Our summer get together food consists of Mini black bean burgers or Fajitas (recipe will be updated soon) and we love it with Grilled corn, Salsa, Guacamole, Tortilla chips and of Course Margaritas/Virgin Margaritas.

Recipe: Ree, known to everyone as “The Pioneer women”.

Ingredients you’ll need:

1 28 oz can Whole peeled plum Tomatoes with juice
1 10 oz can Rotel diced Tomatoes and green Chilies
1/4 cup Chopped white Onion
1 clove chopped Garlic
1 whole Jalapeno – chopped
Salt – to taste
1/2 to 3/4 cup Cilantro/coriander leaves
1/2 whole Lime Juice



Feel free to adjust the spiciness by adding more or less jalapenos, this gets a little spicier after it’s sat for awhile and it’s perfect for us after a couple of hours in the fridge.



In blender or food processor jar add whole canned Tomatoes with juice, canned Diced tomatoes with chilies, 1/2 cup of chopped white Onion, chopped fresh Jalapeno, Garlic, Salt, Lime juice and Cilantro/coriander leaves.

Pulse a couple of time for chunky texture and pulse 8 or 9 times for thin pureed consistency, do not grind or puree.

Transfer to an air tight container and refrigerate the salsa for an hour at least,.  This’ll help all flavors mingle and become perfect.


Serve with your favorite Tortilla chips.

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