Restaurant-style Salsa and The SRC

May 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

This month, for The Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned the blog Baking and Creating with Avril.  Avril’s a lovely girl and care-giver from the United States, and her blog features many yummy recipes. One that I really liked was the S’mores Brownies. I finally made her Restaurant-style salsa.

I absolutely love salsa. Apart from the fact that’s so easy and quick, I just love the tangy taste and the flavour it can add to many different dishes, even the non-mexican ones! When I saw Avril’s recipe for the salsa which she in turn got from The Pioneer Woman (whom I adore), I knew I had to try it out.

And this one turned out delicious! The addition of sugar and cumin gave it a whole different depth of flavour, I just loved it! I think I added a tad too much of the cilantro, so it was more greenish than red, but it tasted awesome nonetheless. The only change I made was that I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned ones, and used canned jalapenos instead of fresh ones.


8 whole tomatoes, roughly chopped

1/4 cup chopped yellow onion

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons chopped jalapenos

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp garlic salt

1/4 tsp ground cumin

1/2 cup cilantro

1/2 whole lemon, juiced


1. Combine the tomatoes, onions, jalapeno pepper, garlic, garlic salt, sugar, cumin, lime juice and cilantro in the bowl of a food processor or blender.

2. PULSE until you get the salsa to the consistency you’d like.

3. Test with a tortilla chip for taste/seasoning and adjust as needed.

4. Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour before serving.

5. Serve with your favorite chips or cheese nachos.