February 3, 2012

Chili's Salsa (via Pinterest)

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I have a thing for Chili's.

If given a choice of eating at any restaurant, ever*, I'd probably pick Chili's.  I don't know why this is.  I just really enjoy their food.  Maybe I just really enjoy their margaritas...But the chips and salsa?  Oy.

I could eat them everyday.  I could make a meal out of them twice a day, every day.

I went to Chili's with someone once who complained that the chips were too salty.  They weren't too salty. He was just too weird (and why was I there with him again..?).

Scott and I went to Chili's in Fairbanks last year.  It is, I'm assuming, the northernmost Chili's in the world, and the food was good, per usual, but the service was TERRIBLE.  The service there was worse than the service at the northernmost Denny's (also in Fairbanks).  If you've been to Fairbanks' Denny's, ya know what I'm saying.  So, if you're in the neighborhood, don't go to Chili's, Fairbanks, Alaska.  (I'm sure you'll all cross that off of your itineraries now.)

Long story short:  I enjoy Chili's.  And, via Pinterest, I've discovered a way to duplicate their salsa.  I must admit, it's pretty close.  Now I've got to figure out how to make those chips...

Chili's Salsa 
via Pinterest and Six Sisters' Stuff

1 large can (28 oz.) whole tomatoes or 2 small cans (14.5 oz each), drained
2-3 fresh jalapenos, seeded
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 t. cumin
1 t. garlic salt
2 t. lime juice, fresh
Salt, to taste

Throw it all into a blender or food processor and puree.  Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.  

*Now this is an accessible restaurant.  In our travels, we've been to some great eateries, but it's not practical to drive to North Dakota for dinner at Grizzly's or to Pennsylvania to Mad Mex on a regular basis, now is it?  Right now, we live less than 3 miles from Chili's.

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  1. O.M.G. I love their salsa! If I thought people wouldn't judge me, I would eat that ish with a spoon!! Thanks for sharing

  2. I also love chili's salsa, not so much a fan of their food but the salsa..yes please..oh I guess I also love their chicken enchilada soup and their chocolate chip paradise pie!!! yum!

  3. Yum! I love Chili's salsa too, but I never knew it was so easy to make!


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