November 8, 2012

Restaurant-Style Salsa

Ripe, summer fresh tomatoes are out of season now, so we have to turn elsewhere for homemade salsa. With the help of canned tomatoes, this recipe for quick-n-easy blender salsa from Mountain Mama Cooks will help fill that salsa void all winter long 😉 I've made it many times now (helloooo football Sundays!) tweaking it to our taste. It's been absolutely delicious every time we make it. From the original recipe I increased the garlic, left out the jalapeno, and used mild rotel. We love having a batch ready and waiting in the fridge for quick snacks throughout the week. (Love pairing it with the Quinoa and Black Bean chips from Trader Joe's. YUM!) And when the time comes again for in-season tomatoes.... it's fresh salsa fresca!

Vegan, gluten-free
Adapted from Mountain Mama Cooks

15 oz. can diced tomatoes
10 oz. can mild rotel (use original for more of a kick)
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
Cilantro (a medium sized handful)
1 tsp. honey/agave
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cumin
Juice from 1/2 lime (or more to taste)

Put all ingredients in a food processor or good blender and pulse to combine. (Longer to achieve a smoother consistency, or shorter for chunkier salsa.)
Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Serve with chips, over burritos, tacos, etc.

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  1. I haven't made salsa for an age. This one looks wonderful. I can almost taste it!

  2. I have made this one using the Mountain Mama Cooks recipe with adaptions and it is a great salsa recipe! I have been looking through your site and am looking forward to trying more of your recipes. Nice collection! Glad I found you via Pinterest!

    1. Hi again Ani! It's hard to go wrong with a good salsa recipe - so glad I came across this one from Mountain Mama Cooks. I love playing around with different variations. I'd love to hear what other recipes you try. Thanks for the kind words and hope you enjoy! :)

  3. Hi, what is a substitute to Can Mild Rotel? Please reply as I plan to make it soon

    1. Hi Kesha - you can use any can of diced tomatoes with chilis (other brands have that now). Or simply use a can of plain diced tomatoes with a can of mild green chili peppers. (Rotel is basically just diced tomatoes with green chilies)