Fresh Mexican Restaurant Salsa Roja (Red Salsa)

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@Quinnn

Ok, I'll admit it. I'm a salsa snob. There. I said it. I just can't bring myself to eat the tired, old salsa that comes in a jar. With fresh salsa, you get little hints and flashes of citrusy lime, fresh garden cilantro, garlic, sweet onion and tomato. This table salsa has a lighter picante texture, not big & chunky.

If you have 5 minutes and about $1.75, you can make the same salsa served in many Mexican restaurants. Once you taste freshly made restaurant-style salsa, I promise that you will walk right by that jar on the grocery shelf! Give it a try!








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Serves:

10-15

Prep:

5 Min

Method:

Food Processor

Ingredients

2
14 oz. cans diced tomatoes with juice (can drain if you want it thicker)
2-3
cloves of garlic
1/2
large onion, cut in chunks
1/2-1
fresh jalapeno, seeded (start with 1/2 and work up)
1/2
cup fresh cilantro leaves, large stems removed
1
lime, juice and some pulp if desired
1 1/4
tsp. sugar
salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste at end

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Add all ingredients into bowl of food processor. Pulse until desired consistency is reached. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
2
Serve with freshly made, warm tortilla chips and of course, a Corona with a lime wedge! =)