No Fuss, Super Quick Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

No Fuss, Super Quick Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe


We don’t need a special holiday to eat Tex Mex in our house. We have Taco Tuesday every week. Ok it may not be on a Tuesday but I make a quick and easy Tex Mex meal every week. After trying El Monterey Breakfast Burritos at realizing they were good quality for a frozen food product, I was intrigued to try the Taquitos. My family had tried real Taquitos while on a cruise and having lunch in Cozumel Mexico, I knew they could not compete with that but I had to give it a try. I also knew you had to compliment the El Monterey Taquitos with the right kind of salsa, so we are sharing our version of a restaurant style salsa that uses canned tomatoes and a blender.

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No Fuss, Super Quick Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

Many salsa recipes require a lot of dicing and chopping and let’s face it, sometimes its easier to buy fresh salsa at the Grocery store. Once you try this recipe, you will definitely find yourself keeping the ingredients on hand for Taco Night.

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Simply add, 1 can of chopped tomatoes with Chilis, garlic, onion, fresh cilantro, and jalapeño pepper, (as desired) to a blender or food processor. Process until smooth or desired consistency.

No Fuss, Super Quick Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

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That is it.

I recommend making this homemade salsa in advance to allow the flavors to meld together. It did taste fine right out of the blender, but I believe it tasted even better the next day.

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The night before I was headed out of town, I made a box of the El Monterey Chicken Taquitos for the kids. I served them up with a side of homemade salsa and sour cream if desired.

They ate them up and all agreed these tasted great. I even had a few and really enjoyed them. They are a great item to have on hand for a quick snack or to take to the beach to feed hungry kids in a flash. You won’t want to eat jarred salsa again after trying this  Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe.

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Be sure to check out these other El Monterey Signature Breakfast Burritos and Taquitos listed below and grab two coupons: for $1 off Taquitos and $1 off breakfast burritos.
    

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Make salsa in just minutes with this Easy Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

Ingredients

  • one 28-ounce can tomatoes, including juice I used chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 or 2 jalepeno peppers, de-stemmed and roughly chopped, seeds removed
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 to 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, optional and to taste
  • 1 or 2 handfuls cilantro leaves, discard stems
  • about 3 tablespoons lime juice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients (except optional corn and beans) to the canister of a blender or food processor in the order listed. Pulse or blend on high power until texture is as smooth as desired.
  2. Transfer to airtight container and serve immediately with chips. Salsa will keep up to 1 week airtight in the fridge;

What is your favorite Salsa Recipe?

1 Comment

  1. This Salsa looks so delicious. We’ve had Mexican food twice in the last week and it makes me want to have it a third night. I’m going to have to make this Salsa real soon.

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