Rating: 5 stars
2 Ratings
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It has taken me years to perfect this recipe. Los Cucos is my favorite TexMex restaurant in Houston, and I used to eat there every 2 weeks, just so I would order a pint of red salsa to go to take home with me. I was addicted to the stuff, it's the best salsa in the world. I finally mastered my own version, which tastes nearly identical to Los Cucos's red salsa.

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pint
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler to high.

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  • Spray a 9x13-inch glass casserole dish with cooking spray. Arrange tomatoes in the prepared dish with cut sides down. Add onion and jalapeno.

  • Broil until tomato skins are blackened and blistered, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove onion and jalapeno halfway through cooking time, once skins are slightly softened.

  • Combine broiled vegetables in a blender; add cilantro, lime juice, and 1 teaspoon garlic salt. Pulse until smooth. Taste and season with remaining garlic salt as desired.

Cook's Notes:

Use 8 small Roma tomatoes if you can't find 5 large ones.

For a spicier salsa, feel free to add more jalapenos.

Nutrition Facts

14 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 3.4g; fat 0.2g; sodium 343.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2021
Excellent. Very similar to Los Cucos which I agree is the best salsa there is. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2020
This recipe was fantastic! I love Los Cucos salsa and this is definitely similar in taste. I have tried many salsa recipes out there and this is now my go to! Read More