Monday, January 12, 2015

CHILI'S Salsa - A Copy-Cat Recipe

CHILI'S Salsa Copy Cat Recipe

We are kind of obsessed with this salsa at our house. My daughter and her friends will eat a whole batch with a bag of corn tortilla chips, every chance they get. This is our preferred salsa recipe in the winter when garden fresh tomatoes are no longer available.

We have a favorite summer salsa recipe too, which I will share with you later. This recipe is made healthier, in that it is sugar-free, and it uses balanced salt, which may help with water retention.


1 14.5 ounce can tomatoes with green chilies
1 14.5 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, plus the juice
1/4 c. yellow onion, diced
1 T. canned, diced jalapenos (not pickled), or fresh, to taste (or a pinch of red pepper flakes)
1/2 t. cumin powder
1/2 t. BIOSALT (recipe on blog)
1/2 t. BALANCED GARLIC SALT (recipe on blog)
1/4 t. xylitol 
a squeeze of fresh lime, optional


In a food processor place onions and jalapenos. Process a few seconds.
Add both cans of tomatoes, cumin, salt, garlic salt, and xylitol.
Process until well blended, but not pureed.
Taste for seasoning, add a squeeze of lime, if using,
Chill a couple hours (we never wait that long).
Serve with tortilla chips.

My salsa (without cilantro added) and our favorite brand of tortilla chips!
My salsa with the addition of cilantro.
The Salsa served with our Favorite Tostadas.

Dig in!