There's just something about the chips and salsa that are put down in front of me when I visit my neighborhood Mexican joint. It's a typical Tex-Mex place. This is the kind of salsa that's simple and can't be replicated by a store bought, jarred version. Fresh tomatoes are NOT the way to go to get the flavor I'm looking for. Don't get me wrong, fresh pico de gallo is just as easy and delicious. Canned tomatoes have the correct flavor and consistency.