Monday, November 30, 2015

Salsa Fresca - A La Casita Restaurant Copy-Cat Recipe

Try this addictive salsa recipe inspired from the restaurant called La Casita, in Springville Utah.

La Casita is famous for their Salsa Fresca. Customers take it home by the quart.

It is quite tomato-y and hot, with visible cubes of white onion in it. I have not tasted garlic in it and it isn't in their description, so I don't think La Casita uses it here.

I recreated their salsa at home, since I do not have access to the restaurant anymore. Tis is a simple reipe, yet a lot of people find this salsa addictive. Try it and see what you think!


See this post about La Casita and a recipe for their chicken salad: http://kitchencheetahs.blogspot.com/2015/05/copy-cat-la-casita-chicken-salad.html


La Casita Salsa Fresca Copy Cat Recipe:

1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
1/2 c. minced white onion
1 t. sea salt
1/4 to 1/2 t. hot pepper flakes, to taste
1 tomato, diced
1 yellow chili, minced (or green)
1 t. fresh cilantro leaves, minced


Method:

Mince the onions and chili pepper in a food processor. Quarter the tomato and add to the food processor, pulse until chopped. Add the cilantro and pulse.

Add the seasonings and canned tomato. Pulse just to barely chop.

Check for seasoning. Eat immediately or chill before serving.

This is best the day that it is made.


Enjoy,

Leila.