Updated February 14, 2020
It’s rare we completely overhaul a recipe we post here on #FoodieScore. This is an exception.
I’ve been experimenting for several years now with a homemade salsa, and the recipe you find here is the happiest I’ve been with a result.
Here’s what I made and loved. Hope you enjoy it, too!
Easy Restaurant-Style Salsa
What You Need:
1 can diced tomatoes
1 chopped shallot (small onion)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
1/8 teaspoon sugar
What You Do:
1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. (You can use a blender if that’s all you have, but the processor will likely give you a better consistency.)
2. Pulse 10 to 15 times depending on the consistency you like your salsa.
3. Pour into a storage bowl, scarping down the sides of the food processor bowl.
4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
5. Serve with tortilla chips or alongside your favorite meal.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You can make this salsa spicier by adding a jalapeno and/or a can or diced green chiles. We like the fresh flavor of the shallot (which has more punch than a regular yellow or white onion) and the cilantro, but we don’t prefer as much kick as some eaters.