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I've been making this recipe regularly for about 2 yrs now. To make it easy on myself, I open my cans of tomatoes and put the juice only in the blender, to that I add a 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup Lime Juice. I just toss in about half an onion (the blender will chop it), 1/4 of a bunch of Cilantro (stems and all), a clove or two of garlic. For heat I use a fresh jalapeno, but the secret here is to fry it in a pan with a little oil. Keep turning until the skin becomes bubbly all over. The heat will release the capsicum. Usually you will only need half of the jalapeno. Blend it all up with out the tomatoes. Taste it, it is very strong at this point, make any adjustments to taste, I usually add more salt. Toss in the tomatoes and a couple of pulses...You're done. The flavors really come together after a day in the fridge.
So easy! My family loves this! I add a handful of fresh cilantro. I added extra salt, which was a mistake, as the chips are salty. Don't be tempted to add extra salt!
This is a great salsa recipe for those, like myself, who don't like chunky salsa. I have made quite a few "upgrades" to the recipe but feel like I have now perfected my recipe. First I should say, as much as I try, I can't get this to taste the same with fresh tomatoes, most people I had try both batches actually preferred the canned tomato version versus the fresh tomato version. As for my alterations, I use a can of Del Monte Diced Tomatoes with Zesty Jalepenos instead of using a can with diced green chilies, I typically use one full fresh jalepeno (depending on how big they are) sliced but not de-seeded and 2 cloves of garlic instead of the garlic salt. I then just throw the onion half (cut up into two or three pieces) in my Vitamix, followed but the garlic and jalepeno, whole tomatoes and then the diced tomatoes on top and, lastly, the cumin, salt and sugar on top. I then just turn on the Vitamix, turn the dial between 3-6 sometimes higher when the onion doesn't seem to want to chop up. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (THIS COULDN'T BE MORE IMPORTANT!) and it's ready to eat. Every time I bring this with me to work I have to bring in separate containers for certain people to take home because they love it so much. I'm going to try my hand at canning the salsa just the way it is and see if it work.
Seriously, if I didn't have the two salsas side by side, I'd never know the difference! So good! Thanks for the recipie!
wow made this an hour ago to save a trip to the store for salsa. Grown kids came by so I asked them to taste. Ended up making 3 batches. Hallelujah never have to buy salsa again. This is awesome!
Absolutely love! This salsa recipe is so easy and delicious! I did make a few minor changes though. I used one fresh japanero pepper with the seeds in. Didn't have garlic salt, so instead, I added 1/2 tsp sea salt and 1/4 tsp garlic powder. I think 1-2 cloves fresh garlic will do just fine. After all, great recipe! Will make it again for sure!
I have just bought Chili's salsa to compare to this recipe. I have modified this 5 times. Trust me I think these additions are the closest you can get. Bear in mind that I used 10.5 oz can of rotel diced tomatoes and chilies plus a 14 oz can of whole tomatoes. Also Chili's is very very salty. Add 1 tsp dried Cilantro, I Tbs of Lime juice, 1 tsp white vinegar, increase sugar to 1 1/4 tsp, increase salt to 1 3/4 tsp
I made this salsa the way the recipe was written and didn't like it at all. It tasted too much like tomato sauce. I made it a second time and added 1/2 a lime juiced and some cilantro and it helped with the flavor. It tasted much better and it is tasty - still not Chili's though. I think I'd prefer to make it with fresh tomatoes instead of canned. I'll be trying that one next!
I made this for my son when he was home for college over Christmas break. He loved it and so did I. I think it tastes very similar to Chili's and so much better than anything you can buy in a jar. I omitted the jalapenos, but added some hot spice mix as well as lemon juice and dried cilantro. Thanks for posting!
So this salsa is wonderful for sure! The only thing that I decided to do differently then the recipe is to add a whole fresh jalapino rather then the canned kind, and it really tasted wonderful. As a person who does not like cilantro, this salsa has a great refreshing taste and I you can really make it as mild or hot as you want it based on how much jalapinos you add. I am a college student so I am always looking for things to snack on or take for group dinners and this is pretty cost effective and delicious, making it the perfect option!