Thick and Chunky Salsa
Thick salsa or fresh salsa. It shouldn't have to be either/or.
Why This Recipe Works
We seeded and salted the chopped tomatoes to combat the watered-down texture of traditional thick and chunky salsa recipes. Instead of leaving big, unappealing chunks of onions and jalapeños, we chopped these ingredients finely and mixed them with cilantro and lime juice. Adding chili powder gave this mixture depth.
Without something to bind the components, salsa can seem more like a chopped salad. We decided to make our own binder by blending some of our fresh, already diced tomatoes in the food processor, then stirring the puree into the rest of the ingredients.