Thursday, January 22, 2009

Chili's salsa

I LOVE Chili's salsa. It is my idea of the perfect salsa. I love the flavor and also how it isn't chunky. I am sure many people love the chunks but not me. When I saw this copy cat recipe for Chili's salsa I was so excited. While I did greatly enjoy the taste of this salsa, I am not sure that it is JUST LIKE the salsa from Chili's. It is very similar though and very flavorful.

I also over blended it and it was a little too thin- so if you decide to make it be careful when processing the ingredients. This recipe yields a lot of salsa so I will be looking for creative uses for salsa for the next few weeks... if you have any ideas, feel free to leave me a comment!

1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomatoes and green chilies
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can whole canned tomatoes (plus the juice)
4 teaspoons jalapenos (canned,diced, not pickled)
1/4 cup yellow onion (diced)
1/2-3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin (omitted- several reviews said it was overpowering and I don't love cumin so I omitted it)
1/4 teaspoon sugar

1- In food processor place jalapenos and onions.
2- Process for just a few seconds.
3- Add both cans of tomatoes, salt, sugar, and cumin.
4- Process all ingredients until well blended but do not puree.
5- Place in covered container and chill.
6- A couple of hours of chilling will help blend and enrich the flavor.
7- Serve with your favorite thin corn tortilla chips.


  1. I'm sometimes in the mood for non-chunky salsa too. I'll have to try this. Thanks for posting!

  2. What a great recipe - thanks for sharing!!

  3. Oooh - that looks good. I always dip my chips into salsa and try to avoid picking up chunks. This would make life easier...

  4. This was great! I also love non-chunky salsas, especially Chili's and this was an easy version to make at home.