My Authentic “On The Border” Salsa Recipe (Just like the Restaraunt)
Disclaimer: (I did not break into official headquarters at night and “borrow” this recipe. I did it in broad daylight, because that is how I roll!)
It all started with Kolten, (thanks Kolten) one of my sons friends. While visiting our home one day, he made a great salsa. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make! I thought “with a little tinkering, this could taste like my favorite “On The Border” salsa recipe.” (Of course my favorite salsa recipe is El Tarasco’s in Manhattan Beach, California. Only the most blessed people on earth know what that tastes like!)
So the tinkering began. After months of trial and error, the following recipe is what I think comes closest. Everyone loves it. Try it, but beware, you never make enough!
This post is a very large departure from our typical posts, but I thought I would share something from my kitchen instead of my library today.
Santiago “The Gringos” Famous South of the Border Salsa Recipe
2 -Large Roma tomatoes, chopped
2-14.5 oz cans of plain diced tomatoes with no seasonings
2- Jalapeños seeded and chopped
2- Tablespoons fresh lime juice. You can also use lemon juice or Red Wine vinegar, whichever you have on hand. Lime Juice is best, but they all work.
1- Tablespoon Cumin
4- Garlic Cloves, minced
1- large white or brown onion, chopped
1-2 teaspoon salt (more or less, your choice)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (too much will give the salsa a leafy taste. So less, is better than more.) But this is one of the key pieces!
Place all ingredients into a blender in the order listed. Blend until all the ingredients are well mixed and salsa has a consistent texture. You can eat it immediately but it will taste even better if you let it sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. You can make this spicier by adding hotter jalapeños or by using more. Serve with chips, lots and lots of chips! Let us know what you think at www.NotForItchingEars.com
Try this with chips and our Easy Homemade Lemonade recipe
If you liked this recipe, check out this one: Jim’s Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
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