We love Tito’s Tacos! And we love their salsa too! After having visited Tito’s s few weeks ago, I decided to google Tito’s Tacos Recipes. I found a blog with a recipe I knew I had to try immediately. I made the salsa with a couple tweaks and voilà…I love it even better than the REAL stuff from Tito’s, and so do all of my friends and family. So now I have my own salsa that is better than any store bought stuff you can find.
½ medium white onion (peeled and halved)
8 ripe roma tomatoes (halved and seeded)
20 slices of pickled “Tamed” jalapeños (Mezzetta brand)
2 Tbs. jalapeño juice
1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
1 Tbs. Lawry’s garlic powder
1 Tbs. salt
1 Tbs. fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp. ground oregano
Place the onion in the Vitamix Blender. Pulse at variable 5 until the onion is chopped. Next add the tomatoes, jalapeños, jalapeño juice, lime, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and oregano. Pulse 10 times, or until you have reached your desired consistency. The salsa should be thin and not chunky, in order to be similar to Tito’s. If you like it chunkier, pulse the salsa less.
Taste the salsa and add more salt or pepper if needed. At this point the salsa may taste a little “green” but as soon as it sits in the fridge over night, the flavors will meld and you will loose the “green” taste.
I think using the right brands is really important. From my experience, Lawry’s garlic powder is the the best. The flavor is very different from other brands. In this recipe I also use Mezzetta “Tamed” jalapeños, and I recommend using this brand because of their consistency. Mezzetta sells several types of jalapeños, but to keep this salsa similar to Tito’s and not too hot, I have used the “Tamed” version.
Recipe Adapted From: Sandrakishiglenn.com