If you've ever been to a Mexican restaurant, chances are you've enjoyed some delicious, fresh-made salsa. But did you know that you can easily recreate that same flavor at home? With just a few simple ingredients and some basic kitchen tools, you can make your own restaurant-style salsa at home!
Making Restaurant Style Salsa at Home
I'm excited to have you make this delicious salsa! It's got the perfect tones to it and you can just imagine having it served to you in a Mexican restaurant. I changed things up a bit and served it with some guacamole chips and salsa chips but you can serve it with regular tortilla chips too.
The first step in making restaurant-style salsa is to gather all of your ingredients. Here's what you'll need:
- 1 can (14-15oz) diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 can (14-15oz) tomato sauce
- 2 cans (14oz) diced tomatoes with green chiles
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ¼-½ cup cilantro, chopped (I am a cilantro lover and go with the max but if you aren't use less)
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- In a food processor, place all of the ingredients minus the tomato sauce. Pulse until salsa reaches your desired consistency. I pulse 15-20 times.
- Pour salsa into bowl stir in tomato sauce. Serve with chips.
- Refrigerate salsa for up to one week in an airtight container in the fridge.
Serving Your Salsa
Your restaurant-style salsa is now ready to serve! You can enjoy it right away or refrigerate it for later. It's the perfect dip for tortilla chips, or you can use it as a topping for tacos, burritos, or other Mexican dishes.
Why Make Restaurant-Style Salsa at Home?
While you can certainly buy salsa at the grocery store (guilty myself at times!) there are a few reasons why making restaurant-style salsa at home is worth the effort:
- You can customize the flavor to your liking. By making salsa at home, you can adjust the level of spiciness, saltiness, and acidity to your personal taste.
- You can use fresh, high-quality ingredients. When you make salsa at home, you have control over the quality and freshness of the ingredients you use. This can result in a fresher, more flavorful salsa.
- It's cost-effective. Buying salsa at the grocery store can be expensive.
You can store your salsa in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze it in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to a month.