Get ready to ignite your taste buds with our homemade Spicy Restaurant Style Salsa recipe! Bursting with the freshest ingredients, zesty chilies, and tangy lime, this tantalizing homemade salsa recipe captures the essence of your favorite restaurant's flavors. Quick + easy blender salsa! Its vibrant colors and bold textures make it an irresistible companion for gatherings, movie nights, or satisfying snack cravings. Completely Gluten-free + Dairy-free!
If you've ever found yourself craving that unforgettable salsa you tasted at your favorite restaurant, fear not because I've got you covered! This homemade salsa recipe is all about savoring the freshest ingredients, embracing the perfect balance of heat and tang, and creating a salsa that will elevate your taste buds to new heights. Every bite will make you close your eyes and say, "Now, that's the salsa I've been searching for!"
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This easy salsa recipe is not only delicious, but it's also a total crowd-pleaser! With just a few simple steps you'll be transported to flavor paradise - juicy tomatoes, zesty chilies, and a burst of fresh herbs dancing on your taste buds. The perfect snack for any gathering!
Simply add all ingredients to a food processor, and blend! Be sure to leave a few visible chucks! And just like that your homemade salsa is ready to enjoy! Quick and delicious!
Here is what you need to make this restaurant style salsa -
Yes, I know, blender salsa might sound a bit unusual at first, but trust me, it's a game-changer! Picture this - smooth and slightly spicy, just like the mouthwatering salsa you adore from your go-to Mexican restaurant. Packed with the freshest flavors of garlic, onion, and cilantro, it's an explosion of taste that will have you reaching for more. And guess what?
The best part is, you get all this deliciousness with the convenience of canned tomatoes, meaning you can enjoy it anytime, all year round! Give this restaurant style salsa recipe a try, and I promise you'll be hooked!
For a thicker homemade salsa, drain the juices from the canned tomatoes before blending. If you prefer a smoother texture like restaurant-style salsa, blend the tomatoes along with their juices and other ingredients until you achieve the desired consistency. If you like it chunkier, pulse the blender for a shorter time.
A high-speed blender is not necessary for this restaurant style salsa recipe. If you're using a regular blender or a food processor, you might need to blend for longer than a minute. Use your judgment and stop when the salsa ingredients are well minced and combined.
Allow the salsa to sit for a while to let the flavors meld and blossom. If possible, make it a day or two in advance, storing it in the refrigerator. The salsa's taste will improve with time.
Personally, as a New Yorker, I appreciate the convenience and consistency that canned tomatoes offer, especially when the availability of juicy ripe tomatoes is limited for part of the year.
However, if you prefer using fresh tomatoes, I recommend using them when they're in season and try to find varieties like beefsteak or Roma tomatoes, as they tend to have the best flavors for making salsa. And if you ever find yourself with an abundance of fresh tomatoes, don't forget to check out my Herb Roasted Tomatoes recipe for another delicious way to enjoy them! Whether fresh or canned, you can create a delightful spicy restaurant style salsa recipe to enjoy year-round.
To serve this spicy restaurant-style salsa recipe, you can pair it with a variety of foods to create a delightful and satisfying experience. Here are some classic options:
Tortilla Chips: The most common and popular choice to enjoy salsa is with tortilla chips. The crispy and salty chips complement the spiciness of the salsa perfectly.
Nachos: Create a mouthwatering plate of nachos like these Loaded Vegan Queso Skillet Nachos or these Dairy-Free Mexican Street Corn Nachos. Serve the homemade salsa on the side or drizzle it over the nachos for an extra kick.
Tacos: Fill soft or hard shell tacos with your favorite fillings like this Baked Buffalo Chicken Tacos or try a veggie option like these Baked Vegan Black Bean Tacos and then top them with spicy salsa!
Quesadillas: Serve salsa alongside cheesy quesadillas for dipping. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and watch them disappear when paired with the spicy salsa recipe.
Burritos or Burrito Bowls: Whether you're wrapping a burrito or assembling a burrito bowl, salsa is a fantastic addition to enhance the flavors of the fillings!
Dipping Sauce: This salsa can also be used as a dipping sauce for veggies. It makes for a tasty and healthy snack or appetizer. Perfect with these Crispiest Jumbo Garlic Herb Fries, Seasoned French Fries, Crispy Oven Fried Chicken, or Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tenders.
Homemade green goddess dressing can last for up to a week in the refrigerator as long as it's stored in an airtight container.
Yup! In fact, spicy salsa can benefit from some time in the fridge to allow the flavors to meld together. You can make it up to a day ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you're ready to use it. Just give it a good stir before serving.
While salsa can be frozen, the texture of this particular restaurant-style salsa may change slightly upon thawing due to the fresh ingredients used. It is generally best to consume it fresh or store it in the refrigerator for optimal taste and texture.
Yes, absolutely! If you find that the salsa is not spicy enough for your taste, you can add more chili peppers, hot sauce, or a pinch of cayenne pepper to amp up the heat. Conversely, if it turns out too spicy, you can balance the flavors by adding more tomatoes, onions, or even a touch of honey to mellow the spiciness.
Absolutely! This spicy salsa can double as a flavorful marinade for various proteins, such as chicken, shrimp, or tofu. Simply coat the protein with the salsa and let it marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours (or overnight) before grilling or cooking.
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