We just made up a bunch of this Homemade Salsa and Chips Recipe for our holiday party this weekend. I know these will be a hit for sure. I traditionally like all of my food fried and unhealthy but these chips officially have me hooked to baked. My hubby whipped these up quickly and I know our guests are going to like them as much as we do. If you are doing some entertaining over the holidays or are just looking for a great and flavorful appetizer be sure to whip yourself up a batch of these salsa and chips.
Homemade Salsa and Chips
I had so many Rotel Tomatoes in my pantry from scoring deals with coupons and knew they needed to be used in some salsa. We have made some of our own homemade salsa in the past but they never turned out this tasty. I had purchased a bag of corn tortillas last week and had some left overs and baking them and then salting made them really made them tasty. Much healthier and I personally thought they tasted better than those bagged chips I usually buy. Fresh Cilantro has always been one of my favorites (recalling the days of working at Taco Bell and smelling it almost all day long ha ha). The flavor from all the peppers and spices really made me LOVE this homemade salsa. Next time we make this recipe I plan to use fresh tomatoes to see if it turns out as well.
1 can Whole Tomatoes (28 oz)
2 cans Rotel Diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies (10 oz)
1/4 cup Chopped Onion
1 clove Garlic, Minced
1 Jalapeno diced
1/4 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Cumin
1/2 cup Cilantro
juice of 1/2 Lime
12 Corn Tortillas
3/4 cup Corn oil
Unless you have a really large food processor, you should prepare this in 2 smaller batches.
Combine all salsa ingredients in a blender or food processor.
Run until you get the consistency salsa you like.
Refrigerate salsa for at least 1 hour before using.
Cut each tortilla into 6 pieces.
Put oil in heavy skillet about 1/4″ depth.
Heat oil in over medium high.
Cook tortilla chips for about 2 minutes until the start to turn brown.
Remove and drain on paper towel covered plate.
Sprinkle with salt.
If you want to reduce oil you can also bake chips on cookie sheet in 350 oven for 12-14 minutes (turning halfway through).
Having a bunch of this salsa in the fridge has been great as we have used it on our tacos last evening. I also made a HUGE taco salad the other day and tried it with it to add in the extra flavor. I will admit i was mighty tasty. I even considered gifting some of this. I just may have to wrap a ribbon around the a mason jar and a toss on a bow and gift to someone this next week.
These homemade salsa and chips will be great for all of our upcoming entertaining. With New Years and Super Bowl just around the corner, I think these will be on our food table then too! I quite often just like making appitizers for dinner. Appetizers always seem to be so tasty and filling.
What appetizers do you normally serve during your holiday get togethers? If you are looking for other appitizers to have with your meal or to make for your entertaining be sure to check out my No Fry Buffalo Wings, Philly Cheesesteak Sliders, Filet Mignon Bites with Bernaise Sauce and also the yummy Bacon Jalapeno Cheeseball I made the other day. I will be sharing some of our other yummy appetizers with you all week long. Many different options for you to consider serving.