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This Better than Restaurant Salsa is quick and easy to make in just minutes! It is fresh, flavorful, and perfect for everyone.
Salsa in our house is considered an everyday food. It gets used from breakfast to dinner, with many different recipes. It is even added to snacks. I mean, who doesn't love good chips and salsa? We enjoy this recipe at home and even out on the water when we want to hit the river or the lake with the boats. It's really easy to make, and it can be made to suit anyone's taste.
Yes, you can buy salsa at any grocery store, but just like with other store-bought condiments, they often have ingredients in them that can contain wheat and or grains. You would think that with usual ingredients like tomatoes, jalapeno, and onions, that salsa would be gluten-free. This is, however, not always the case. The most common possible gluten/grain-containing ingredients are the preservatives and the vinegar more commonly used. Another issue that arises with gluten and grains in salsa is the cross-contamination risk. A lot of companies will put on the labels that the product is made with shared lines, which can increase the chance of what should be a gluten-free product having cross-contamination from other products made on the same production line.
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This is why I make my own salsa. Making it fresh, you won’t want the kind in the jar anymore. Fresh blows that out of the water. I'll let you be the judge of that, but I promise, you'll agree!
Why You'll Love This Salsa
- It's ridiculously simple to make!
- It's fresh
- It's completely made to what you want it to be!
Ingredients in Better than Restaurant Salsa
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Lime Juice
How to Make Better than Restaurant Salsa
Just gather your ingredients. Roughly chop your onion, jalapeno, tomatoes, your chopped veggies, roughly chopped garlic, cumin, salt, a handful or more of cilantro, and juice some limes into your food processor.
That's it just process till it's the consistency you like it. How easy is that?
I feel like this salsa has the best flavor when it's allowed to sit for a while. This lets the flavors really combine and complement each other. Of course, I also like the taste of cold salsa, so that makes it even better!
We all know salsa from the Mexican restaurants we've been to over the years. No, those chips aren't grain-free, but that's okay because we aren't in a restaurant anyways. We are home where we can enjoy the fantastic Siete brand of not only gluten-free but grain-free tortilla chips to dip into our better than restaurant salsa. These chips are so good I promise you will keep going back to them. I mean, that's what we used to do with the chips and salsa while waiting for our foods before going grain-free, right?
More Salsa Fun
Better than Restaurant Salsa
- 8-10 Roma Tomatoes rough chopped
- ½ C Chopped Onio
- 1-2 Jalapenos Seeded if you want less heat
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 1 ¾ teaspoon Cumin
- 1 ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1-2 Handfuls Cilantro
- 1 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3-4 TBS Lime Juice
- Add all the ingredients to the food processor in the order listed. Pulse a few times to break up the large pieces, then process until the texture is as smooth as desired.
- Taste the salsa, and based on personal preference, adjust as necessary.
- Transfer the salsa to an airtight container and let sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or 1 day for the best flavor.
- Serve with your favorite taco Tuesday recipes and enjoy it!