Restaurant Style Blender Salsa. This salsa couldn’t be easier or quicker to make, and will rival even the best of restaurant salsas.
This past weekend my husband and I invited some friends over to grill. We imagined a nice, sunny evening of children running around our back yard, and the adults sitting around eating warm, grilled food while sipping cold drinks. Then it rained.
I think that if our area ever has a drought, my husband and I will plan a cookout. It’s seems to be a surefire way to ensure it will rain. Last April we planned a cookout and invited about 50 adults and children over. They ALL came. It POURED. I was determined that we would still get some time outside, so I rented a bounce house for the kids and told everyone to bring rain boots and swim suits. It was great, but our floors literally haven’t recovered.
Back to this weekend….. It rained. It was fine though. Before the rain started, we had a little bit of time to sit outside. The adults sat around the table with this salsa and a bag of chips in the middle. Between six adults and four children, this HUGE bowl of salsa was almost gone in about 30 minutes. That’s how good this stuff is. It’s addictive.
To make this restaurant style blender salsa, we used our Ninja Kitchen System, I adore this thing. It’s a blender and food processor, and does both processes really well. I bought it because I read reviews that it could rival a Vitamix. I’ve never compared them side by side, but there is nothing my Ninja has ever had an issue with chopping. Just look at that perfectly pureed salsa! And no, this isn’t some Ninja sponsored post. I just like it.
But this salsa, it’s better than jarred salsa, and as good if not better than restaurant salsa. And, although I haven’t actually calculated it, I’m sure it’s cheaper than both of those. So next time you’re sitting outside hoping it doesn’t rain, or making tacos, or going to a party where you need to take a dish, this restaurant style blender salsa needs to be on your short list. Even our 3 year old loves it. See this picture below where there are some tiny hands holding a chip? This was not staged. I was taking photos and my son couldn’t take the waiting any longer. Everyone loves this stuff.
This salsa is as good if not better that restaurant salsa and couldn't be easier or quicker to make. You'll never buy jarred salsa again.
- 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 14.5 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 jalapeno majority of seeds removed (leave just a few)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- large handful cilantro
- juice of 1.5 limes
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until well combined, about 1 minute.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
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