This recipe, ironically, is influenced by one that came from a friend of a friend whom immediately refused to share it. I casually asked for it and was denied. I'm always fond of trying some one's salsa, after all I have a couple of my own. (wild, mild)
Eventually my friend snuck me a copy, and tonight I decided to try and make it. It does have cumin in it, to which I'm not a huge fan, but it's the cumin that gives it a southwestern flavor. Leave it in, or take it out, it's up to you. I think this really is a quite decent salsa either way. If you like "smokey" flavor, then cumin is your friend.
My modified version is a bit smooth at first with a bit of hotness at the end. Feel free to use regular Rotel if you prefer a milder salsa.
So if you're looking for a good southwestern salsa, here's your chance:
Ingredients: 1- 14 oz can diced tomatoes1/4 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
1- 10 oz can hot Rotel
1/2 small onion
1 clove garlic
1 Tablespoon of pickled jalapeno
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
small to medium size handful of cilantro
juice of 1 lime
Directions: Insert it all in a food processor or blender, pulse for 30 seconds, and enjoy.