I created this recipe by accident. I had never thought of using my salsa base as the main ingredient in a Salsa Bloody Mary! The first time I made it, I had some of the salsa base stuck to the inside of my blender jar. I had saved the tomato juice that I had strained out of my diced tomatoes. I put the tomato juice in the blender, gave it a whirl and voila, Salsa Bloody Mary!
Since then, I have used the same concept, but I’ve replaced the tomato juice with V-8 juice. It’s zesty and spicy, and so yummy! Here is the recipe to my Copycat Chili’s Restaurant Salsa.
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Handy kitchen gadgets used for this recipe
My high-speed Blendtec blender does a great job with this recipe. To save time, I almost always use a garlic paste from Gourmet Garden. You can pick this up at your local grocery store. I do a lot of my cooking by weight, rather than volume, so I use this handy kitchen scale. When I bought mine, this color was 1/3 of the price of the other colors, so as my frugal self, I’m the happy owner of a bright orange weigh scale! Oddly enough, I’ve looked at this a few times recently and it looks like the prices of different colors fluctuate often, so check all the options!
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- jalapenos from a jar (See note below)
- ¼ cup yellow onion, diced (1.5 oz.)
- 1- 4.0 oz can Old El Paso Green Chilis, chopped (not drained or rinsed)
- ¾ tsp cumin
- ¾ tsp salt
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- ½ tsp lime juice, bottled is fine
- 1 tsp garlic puree (about 2 cloves worth)
- ½ tsp agave syrup
- V-8 Juice
- Vodka (optional)
- Your favorite bloody mary garnish - celery, dill pickle spear, olives, etc.
- Combine base ingredients (jalapenos through agave syrup above) in a blender and puree completely
- Add the desired amount of the blended base (I use 1 Tablespoon) to a glass, then fill the glass until about ¾ full with V-8 juice. Add Vodka if desired. Mix well, add some ice cubes and serve with your favorite garnish!
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