Salsa Ole! I must be part Mexican or something! Not really, but Mexican food is definitely one of my most favorite go-to cuisines! Is it yours too?
Every week I usually have a meal prep day when I make things for the week ahead that are easy to grab when that time strikes! Hunger!!
I like to prepare grains like rice and quinoa, slices of baked potatoes, a big pot of black beans, various spreads and almost every week I make this salsa. That’s why I named it “Best Salsa” because my family just loves it and so do I!
It’s one of those recipes that comes together quickly and keeps well in the fridge all week. It’s really versatile too. I have it on just about everything! Of course, you have to like cilantro or I guess you could leave it out or put less in. (I’ve never tried that because I’m a cilantro lover!)
If you want, you can make your own chips or just buy whatever kind you like. Here I’ve made some baked chips using brown rice tortillas but they are also great made with flour tortillas. I personally haven’t had luck baking corn tortillas and making them into chips. They always come out too hard for me.:-(
Besides having this salsa on everything under the sun at home, it also transports well for to go lunches, picnics, etc. There is never a time (hardly ever that is!) when salsa isn’t welcome anywhere you are – at least in my world!
Here is the Salsa Recipe:
- 1 28 oz . can whole peeled tomatoes with their juice San Marzano tomatoes are good if you can find them
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1 10 oz . can Rotel brand diced tomatoes with green chilies mild or original
- 2 -3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoon salt or more to taste
- Juice of 1 - 1 1/2 limes
- 1 jalapeno if small or 1/2 large chopped small ( a few seeds and membranes for more heat)
- 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves stems removed (more or less to taste)
In a food processor with the metal S blade, combine all of the ingredients and pulse or process until the desired consistency.
I process mine for a few minutes because I don't want it chunky, but that's up to you!
Adapted from: The Pioneer Woman