Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Restaurant Style Salsa

There are plenty of great menu options at a Mexican restaurant.  Enchiladas, tacos, flautas, fajitas, everyone's got their favorite.  One thing almost everyone can agree on, though, is how awesome the chips and salsa are.
This recipe is adapted from one by Aggiezoey on food.com.  It is amazingly simple and tastes oh so yummy.  You might look at the ingredients and be skeptical, but really - this one's a winner.
So, next time you get that Mexican food craving, give this salsa a try!

Restaurant Style Salsa
Adapted from food.com

14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp white vinegar OR fresh lime juice (I prefer the vinegar)
1-2 tsp minced pickled jalapenos (mild or hot)
1/4 tsp salt (start with 1/8 tsp and add more to taste)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp Mexican oregano, crumbled
1/8 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp minced onion (I used freeze-dried red)

1.  Put all of the ingredients except for the onion into the small bowl of a food processor.  Pulse until smooth and blended.

2.  Stir in the onion.

3.  Transfer to a bowl.  Cover and chill for at least an hour before serving.

*You can add a bit of fresh, chopped cilantro if you'd like - many restaurants do.

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