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Monday, January 24, 2011

Restaurant Salsa

I got this recipe from my childhood friend. She got it from her sister-in-law, who got it from the restaurant owner. It makes about 8 cups of salsa and fits perfectly in one of the large Pampered Chef batter bowls (with lid).

1-28oz. can whole tomatoes
1-11oz. can (or 2-6 oz.) 100% tomato juice
¼ t. cumin
1 T. white vinegar
½ t. white pepper
cilantro (to taste)
½ t. granulated garlic
1 pc. celery
Salt to taste (I use ½-1 teaspoon)
Canned jalapenos (to taste) (I start with 1 big spoonful)
6-7 TOMATOES, diced
1 red onion, diced

In blender, mix whole peeled tomatoes with spices (cumin, white pepper and salt) then pour into bowl. Add diced tomatoes and onions, set aside. In blender add ½ of the tomato juice and vinegar. Blend and add to bowl. With other ½ of tomato juice, blend jalapenos first then add cilantro and pulsate so you leave small pieces. Add to bowl. Stir well.
*If it is too spicy, add more chopped tomatoes. If it is too bland, put some of the salsa back in the blender and add blend in another spoonful of jalapenos!