Restaurant Style Salsa
Today is an exciting day! Ree’s (The Pioneer Woman) NEW cookbook comes out today! I am so excited for Ree and her latest book, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier. Ree sent us an advanced copy and we have been loving and drooling over every page. And I am not joking about the drooling part, Caleb has drooled on several pages of the book. I think he is ready for solid food, well at least Ree’s cooking:) To celebrate The Pioneer Woman’s new book we made her Restaurant Style Salsa. We are huge chips and salsa fans and Ree’s salsa is the real deal.
What is the best part of going out to a Mexican restaurant? The chips and salsa, right? I always fill up on chips and salsa and have a hard time eating my meal. You think I would learn, but it happens every time. The truth is, I really don’t care, because I LOVE chips and salsa! Ree’s Restaurant Style Salsa tastes just like the kind of salsa you get at a Mexican restaurant, but better. It is absolutely perfect! The salsa is smooth, fresh, has the perfect amount of cilantro and lime, and a nice kick at the end.
The recipe is super easy to make. You blend everything together in a blender or food processor. We used our Blendtec blender and it filled it to the top, so make sure you use a large blender or food processor. I thought we were going to have way too much salsa, but it didn’t last long. It is addicting! I am so glad we don’t have to go out to a Mexican restaurant to get our salsa fix anymore. We will save money and I can eat in my stretchy pants-trust me, you will need them after eating an entire bag of chips and bowl of salsa.
You can find Ree’s Restaurant Style Salsa recipe in The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier, along with lots and lots of other delicious recipes. We can’t wait to cook and bake our way through the book. And in Ree fashion, every recipe includes gorgeous step-by-step photos! The book is a complete gem from cover to cover. Congratulations Ree on your new book!
The giveaway is now CLOSED! The three winners are: Belinda (#131), Alicia @ The Reluctant Cook (#344), and Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking (#592). Thanks to everyone who entered!
And now for the giveaway! We are giving away THREE signed copies of The Pioneer Cooks: Food From My Frontier. Yes, Ree will sign the books for three of our lucky readers! Yahoo! Isn’t Ree the best?
To enter to win a signed copy of Ree’s new book, Food From My Frontier, leave a comment on this post telling us if you like your salsa mild, medium, or hot! It is that simple!
The giveaway is open until Friday, March 16th at 11:59 p.m. MST. The giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winners and if the winners doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
A few of my food blogging friends are also celebrating Ree’s new book, make sure you check out their posts:
- Picky Palate – Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies
- What’s Gaby Cooking – Knock you Naked Brownies
- Kevin and Amanda – Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce
- I am Baker – Coffee Cream Cake
- Bev Cooks – Chicken Tortilla Soup
- She Wears Many Hats – Iced Coffee
- Food For My Family – Food from My Frontier: A Giveaway
Ree is kindly donating the books for this giveaway, but our opinions are our own! We love Ree!
Restaurant Style Salsa
Yield: Serves 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Homemade restaurant style salsa that will MAKE you eat an entire bag of chips. It's that good!
1 can (28 Ounce) whole tomatoes with juice
2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced tomatoes And green chilies)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 whole jalapeño, quartered And sliced thin
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup fresh cilantro (more To taste)
1/2 whole lime, juiced
1. In a large food processor or blender, combine whole tomatoes, Rotel tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you'd like. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary.
2. Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour. Serve with tortilla chips.
Recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond