Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Quick and Easy Salsa


I have seen this recipe for Restaurant Style Salsa on a bunch of different blogs.  I've never given it a try because it calls for Rotel and you can't get Rotel in Canada.  One weekend my brother was heading to the  States with his family so I asked him to pick some up for me.  This salsa is extremely quick to make and tastes great.  I used it in some Spicy Bean Burritos.  I also made some Baked Garlic Pita Chips and we dipped them in the salsa.  If you can't get Rotel, substitute 1 14 oz can of tomatoes and 1 can of green chillies for the Rotel.  I haven't tried this but I've read online that it's a good substitution.  most recipes for this salsa that I saw makes a huge batch.  This recipe I got from Mountain Mama Cooks and it made a reasonable amount.

Quick and Easy Salsa
Adapted from Mountain Mama Cooks
Note: can substitute 1 14 oz can of tomatoes and 1 can of green chillies for Rotel

1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 10 oz can Rotel
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 jalapeno (I left the seeds in mine)
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
small handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
juice of one lime

Add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse till desired consistency.  Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.  Store unused salsa in fridge.

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17 comments:

  1. Asi, I love the pic! Did you take this? Amazing job! I love the simplicity of it!

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    1. Thx Nasham! And yes I took the pic :)

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  2. Delicious and fresh salsa... Lovely click

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  3. Thanks for the substitution tip! I will definitely be making this!

    Greetings from Germany.

    Rosa

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  4. Salsa looks so spicy n flavorful, sounds so yummy.

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  5. What a colour! Looks Delicious.

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  6. wow...that is yummy....so flavorful too...

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  7. Never tried making salsa at home.....might give it a try now with this recipe. Your pics are getting better and better with each post , mashallah.

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    1. Jazakallah Sadaf...I am an amateur but slowly learning. Have a long way to go but it's a fun hobby!

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  8. Hi Asiya, First time here - Love the name of your blog and this salsa looks hot and rocking good! Would love to have them with some nachos :) Following you dear - please do visit/follow my blog - look forward to seeing you there! Cheers, Priya

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  9. This salsa looks lovely. I like the idea of using honey. I've never tried that before.

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  10. Salams Asiya! I made this for my son's birthday party a few months ago and it was absolutely delicious! I'm planning on making it again soon after Ramadan inshAllah with some pita chips. I'll make a blogpost on it iA and let you know how it went :)
    -Henna

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    1. Salaam Henna,

      YEAH!! I"m so glad it turned out well. Please do let me know when you make it so I can share on my Facebook page as well. I also have a recipe for baked pita chips on my blog that are really easy to make too!

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    2. Salaam Asiya! I finally made a post about this awesome salsa :) Here is the link: http://myninjanaan.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/salsa/

      Btw, the first time I made it I kept everything the same, but the heat level was a tad high for my spice-hating husband, lol. So this time I just kept the jalepeno out and there was plenty of heat from the chilis in the Rotel. I also fried up some pita bread, and honestly I didn't even think about baking them (now I know why the scale hasn't been moving back even though I'm working out... whoops LOL!)

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  11. One of the recipes I made for SRC Group D and May! LOVELY to meet you! Karen at Lavender and Lovage

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