How to Make a Bland Store-Bought Jar of Green Salsa Taste Better
Transform a bland store-bought jar of salsa into a delicious (and almost homemade) tasting salsa. Ready in now time, so perfect, for busy days.
Recipe type: salsa, sauce, dips
Cuisine: Mexican
  • one 16 oz or 463 gram jar of store-bought salsa verde*
  • a quarter of a small white onion
  • two or more fresh Serrano chilies, stem removed (use more or less chilies to taste)
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled (adjust to taste, if desired)
  • a large handful of fresh cilantro (I leave a bit of the stems)
  • fine sea salt, to taste
Method #1:
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and if needed adjust any of the ingredients. You can either serve this salsa as is, but I like to cook it a bit. To do so, heat a little bit of oil in a pot and once it’s hot add the salsa — be careful because it will sputter. Cook for about 8 minutes, the salsa will change colour from a vibrant green to a slightly brownish-green colour. Allow to cool before using or use warm in desired dishes.
Method #2:
  1. Heat a griddle, flat grill, or a large pan; Once warm place the onion, chilies, and garlic on it. Allow the vegetables to evenly char -- keeping a close eye as to not burn the garlic. Then place them into a blender with the store-bought salsa, cilantro, and salt, and blend until smooth. Serve straightaway or cook on the stovetop as in Method #1.
*It is important to read the ingredients list on the jar's label. You want to look for a brand that is as natural as possible.

**This salsa can be used to serve with chips or use just as you would homemade salsa.
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