Do you have the same problem as me? When you go to a Mexican Restaurant that serves chips and salsa, do you consume an exorbitant amount like I do? (It's really ridiculous! But it's SOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!)
Let me feed into that crazy obsession with Restaurant Salsa and give you the easiest and most addicting recipe! (You'll be addicted! I promise!)
RESTAURANT STYLE SALSA
Start with an onion. (you don't have to go crazy and chop your onion as much as I did! Let your food processor do it for you!)
If you like your salsa mild, take out the seeds and veins of two jalapeños. (If you like it hot, leave the seeds or be daring and add a habanero pepper!)
You will also need a green bell pepper. Just take out the guts and toss it in.
I always pulse my onions and peppers first to get them started.
But not before adding GARLIC!!!! (Wooo-Baby, I love GARLIC!)
This is the beginning of something BEAUTIFUL my friends!
Just pulse a few times to get the party started.
Using canned tomatoes makes the difference in this Restaurant style salsa. You can certainly use fresh, but it is just doesn't have the same restaurant taste to me.
This lime was so big and juicy! Some limes have to really be coaxed to get anything from them!
It's summer. You would think that I could find fresh, beautiful, lush Cilantro! But no! The only Cilantro at my market was limp and slimy. I decided to try out this tub of Cilantro paste. I am pleasantly surprised and VERY happy with this product! What a great substitute and perfect to have in your fridge for those times you do not have fresh herbs on hand. (You can also find basil, ginger, etc...in this same kind of tube.)
Add some salt and pepper.
Look at those gorgeous colors!
Give your blender/food processor a whirl. When you don't see any more large chunks, your salsa is ready!
Pour into a festive cup.
Try not to eat the whole bowl in one sitting!!!! HAHAHA!
RESTAURANT STYLE SALSA
1 med. Onion
2 Jalapeños, seeded and deveined
1 med. Green Bell Pepper
4 Cloves of Garlic
1 28 oz. can of Diced Tomatoes
3 Tbsp Cilantro
2 Tsp Lime Juice
1 Tsp Salt
1/3 Tsp Pepper
Put onion, peppers and garlic in blender/food processor. Pulse a few times. Add tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, salt & pepper. Pulse until large chunks are gone. Serve with Tortilla Chips. Enjoy!