Friday, June 7, 2013

Restaurant Style Salsa

We love chips and salsa.  We also have enough cilantro to feed a small army so I decided to make some salsa for the weekend.  The basis of this recipe is from the Pioneer Woman.  I watched her make it once on her Food Network Show and you can find her recipe here.  After I watched her make it the first time, I promptly went to the store, bought all the ingredients and made it myself.  However, I did not take into account that when the Pioneer Woman cooks she is typically cooking for 792 people and that it would make tons.  It would also overflow my decently large food processor.  So this is my somewhat halved version of hers.
14 0z can whole tomatoes
10 oz can rotel tomatoes with green chilis
1/2 a small onion (if your onion is huge a 1/4 would work)
1 jalapeno (may want to use 1/2 if you don't like spicy, you can always add the other 1/2 at the end)
1 clove garlic
1/8 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin
2 T lime juice
1/2 C fresh cilantro

In order to make this, process all ingredients in a food processor.  I do this in stages so that everything gets a nice even chop to it.  This is the order I use - onion, jalapeno & garlic, add tomatoes, then add remaining ingredients.  So simple.  Even with the recipe halved you still get quite a bit.  You can eat this right away, but I think it tastes best if you refigerate it before serving.

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1 comment:

  1. I love your representation of how many people Pioneer Woman cooks for on her show - it always seems excessive!