This is a copycat recipe for Chili’s salsa. I have never been to Chili’s so I have no idea what their salsa tastes like. I have also never been a huge fan of copycat recipes, but honestly, this salsa turned out amazing. I made a few important adjustments to the original recipe to give it even more flavor. I decided to add cilantro, fresh garlic, and lime juice. This salsa is very easy to make and the only work involved is doing a little chopping and blending of the ingredients. This salsa is mostly canned tomato based- it uses both canned tomatoes and green chilies and whole canned tomatoes. The salsa gets most of its flavor from garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. This salsa makes a great appetizer for football season and the upcoming Super Bowl. Enjoy.
(Makes 4 Cups)
- 1 (14 1/2) ounce can tomatoes and green chilies
- 1 (14 1/2) ounce can whole canned tomatoes (with the juice)
- 4 teaspoons canned diced jalapenos (canned, not pickled)
- ¼ cup diced yellow onion
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Place the jalapenos and the onion into a food processor. Process for just a few seconds. Add the canned tomatoes and green chilies and the whole canned tomatoes. Add garlic salt, sugar, cumin, minced fresh garlic, lime juice, and cilantro. Process all of the ingredients until well blended but do not puree.
- Pour salsa into a container, cover, and place into the refrigerator. Chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.