Salsa is something that I always try to have on hand as it’s a perfect snack. During the winter months, I always buy a pre-made, jarred version from the grocery store since I don’t can anything in the summer (I know that I should).
I really prefer a restaurant style salsa versus a thick and chunky style so when we recently ran out of salsa and I wanted chicken nachos for dinner, I knew that I had to come up with something! I’d recently seen a version that used canned tomatoes and a food processor so I thought I’d give it a go.
I had fire-roasted tomatoes in the pantry and thought they would give the salsa a great flavor and depth.
Fire Roasted Salsa Ingredients
- 1 (14 oz.) can fire-roasted tomatoes
- ½ small onion, roughly chopped
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
- ½-1 jalapeno, seeded or not (depends on how spicy you like it)
- 1-2 tsp. sugar
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- ¼ tsp. ground cumin
- small to medium size handful of cilantro
- juice of 1 lime, plus more to taste
- Blend all ingredients in a food processor or a good blender for 30 seconds or until all the ingredients are finely chopped and salsa is desired consistency.
- Taste for seasoning and adjust to taste.