How to Make Restaurant Style Salsa

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Restaurant style salsa can be made using your food processor at home. You only need a couple of cans of tomatoes and a few fresh herbs to create this restaurant style salsa. Our homemade chunky salsa goes well with tacos and tortilla chips.

How to Make Restaurant Style Salsa
  • 1 10 ounce can of diced tomatoes and green chilis (You can find Rotel tomatoes and green chilis in your local grocery store)
  • 1 28 ounce can whole tomatoes with juice 
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped finely
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno diced small and thin, remove seeds and membrane for a more mild salsa
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  1. Prepare your ingredients.
  2. If you have a small food processor, place the juice of both of the cans of tomatoes in a large bowl. You can mix your salsa with the juice later on. This will prevent the food processor from leaking everywhere from being overfilled.
  3. Place your ingredients into your food processor.
  4. Only use the “pulse” part of your food processor to create restaurant style salsa. This is the trick to making sure you don’t over blend the salsa into nothing. We are trying to create a salsa that is still a bit chunky, not too pulverized. Use the pulse on your food processor by touching it once and then remove your finger. It should only be pulsed 7-11 times to create your salsa. Pulse the salsa for less time if you want a more chunky salsa.
  5. Pour the salsa into the large bowl with your tomato juices if you removed them in Step 2. Mix the salsa with the tomato juices to create your salsa.
  6. Taste test your salsa. Make any adjustments that you need. You might need to add more garlic, lime, salt, or sugar for your own preference.
How to Make Restaurant Style Salsa
How to Make Restaurant Style Salsa

What does restaurant style salsa mean

Restaurant style salsa means that the salsa is thick, chunky, and it uses fresh ingredients. Restaurant style salsa is different than canned salsa in that it uses fresh ingredients, and is only good for about 3-5 days in the fridge.

What does restaurant style salsa mean

How do you make salsa more flavorful

You can add a few ingredients to your salsa to enhance its flavoring. Add more minced garlic, lime juice, salt or sugar to your salsa. Add these ingredients only a little at a time and taste test to make sure you’re happy with the flavoring of your salsa.

How do you make salsa more flavorful