I love Salsa. I can’t get enough of it. The spicier the better. A little sweating never hurt anyone, ha, ha! Don’t worry. I tame it down when making it for others. I can’t stand the jar stuff. Jar salsa is so bland compared to the fresh flavors of homemade salsa. For years I sliced and diced all the ingredients and it took me a good 20 to 30 minutes to prepare. Then Pinterest came along and I stumbled upon a “Quick and Easy Blender Salsa” by Mountain Mamma Cooks. I thought surely this salsa could not be as good as the salsa I put so much effort into. Well, I was wrong. Honestly, this salsa is killer and it is ridiculous how quick and easy it is to make. Mountain Mamma Cooks has a great blog with very good recipes. Be sure to check out her other recipes.
This Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe literally takes 5 minutes to put together. Just throw it all in a food processor and then done! I feel like I am cheating when I make it. Try it. You will never buy store bought salsa again!
Now I am going to give you the Skinny on some chips! Those fried corn tortilla chips just aren’t good for you. Recently I found Beanitos Chips, Black Bean with Sea Salt, 6 Ounce (Pack of 6). I love them. They are everything you want in a chip: crispy, salty, crunchy, and light. I actually prefer the taste of these with my salsa over the corn chips. I have made several of my friends try them and they loved them too. They are corn free, all natural, no transfats, no preservatives, gluten free, no MSG, Certified Low Glycemic, and high in fiber. Ingredients: Whole Black Beans, Whole Long Grain Rice, Pure Sunflower Oil, Guar Bean Gum, and sea salt. I have found them at Harris Teeter, Whole Foods Market, and in the organic section of Food Lion. They have other flavors as well. As in all things, eat with moderation. These will make you feel a little less guilty about the moderation.
*Cooking Note: If you want it mild, substitute one small bell pepper for a jalapeño. If you want it spicier add one more jalapeño or add a serrano pepper. I like a little extra cumin also. It just depends how powerful you want your salsa to taste.
- 14 oz can diced tomatoes
- 10 oz can Rotel
- ½ small onion roughly chopped
- 1 clove garlic chopped or 1 tsp of minced garlic
- 1 jalapeño, seeded
- 1 tsp honey
- ¼ tsp cumin
- medium sized handful of fresh cilantro, washed
- juice of one lime
- salt to taste
- Put all ingredients in base of food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.