Knockoff Tito’s Tacos Salsa tastes just like the cult Los Angeles taco stand’s famous tangy, fresh red salsa with jalapeño coriander and lime!
(after you make this, you should go. immediately. its the best, I promise!!!!)
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About Titos Tacos In Los Angeles
If you’re from Los Angeles (I am a Denver girl through and through – but I actually was born in Santa Monica and lived in southern California until third grade), there is one place for tacos you likely have a massive soft spot in your heart for.
The tacos themselves are pretty basic – a simple (but rich and delicious) shredded beef, iceberg lettuce, and tons of cheese – and the simple bean, cheese and meat burritos are similarly basic – but in the absolute best way.
Their simplicity – and crunchy “gringo tacos” – are a cult favorite in Los Angeles, and right down the street from my uncle’s house in Culver City!
When you ask someone who loves Tito’s as much as me (and my family), they will tell you – one of the absolute best things about Titos is the salsa.
Ask anyone I’m related to, and they will tell you stories of them ordering entire jugs of the salsa, and drinking it straight from the cup. Their salsa is fresh, tangy, just a tiny bit sweet from the roma tomatoes – and absolutely bursting with flavor. While there is zero replacement for the real thing, this knockoff Tito’s salsa is tangy, fresh, and crazy addictive…
We hope you love this recipe as much as we do!
I mentioned Tito’s in my Top 15 Bucket List Tacos To Eat in California and The Ultimate Southern California Taco Tour Roadtrip posts – Tito’s really is an obsession.
later – the burritos taste especially good a little cold, and are a gift straight from heaven after (or during) a long night of drinking!
Depending on your crowd, you might want to add those extra modifications, or leave them off (my daughter likes it without the garlic, etc. – whereas my husband and I definitely like the extra kick of flavors!)
This salsa is insanely delicious – and is honestly better the day after you make it, making it the perfect addition to a party since it can be prepped in advance!
This is also really easy to make in a blender – just toss in everything, and blend! If you like your salsa smooth, you can blend it to being pretty liquid – or leave it a little chunky.
Entirely up to you!
How to Make Titos Tacos Salsa
To make this salsa, you’ll need:
- Roma tomatoes
- White parts of 1 bunch of green onions
- Lime juice
- Red chili peppers
- Jalapeño juice
- Pickled jalapeno slices
- Ground coriander
- Ground clove
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, we will use the following method:
- Add ingredients to blender.
- Blend well.
- Let chill 30 minutes before serving.
Tips for Perfect Titos Tacos Knockoff Salsa:
This salsa is insanely easy to make – just dump it in a food processor and blend – but there are a couple tips we have to make your salsa great, every time!
- Let salsa sit in the fridge (in an airtight container) for 30 minutes – 1 day for the BEST flavor.
- If you like chunky salsa, dice the ingredients evenly. This reduces blending/processing time, and will help you get a more even blend.
- If you like runny, very smooth salsa, go ahead and just dump it in – it will blend to be even!
- I prefer to blend in just the whites of green onion for the flavor – but you can add in garlic if you’d like.
- I like my salsa extra tangy, so I add 1-2 tbsp extra jalapeño juice.
- I also like my salsa a little spicier, so I add another 10 jalapeño rings as well.
This salsa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
We prefer day old salsa for the best flavor – time for the flavor to build and come together.
This recipe for knockoff Tito’s Tacos Salsa is actually better if made at least 30 minutes ahead of time – but we find the flavor is the best 1 day after making it.
Make this salsa the night before your next big party – you’re going to love it!
What to Serve With Salsa
If you’re planning a big Mexican food night, we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes below:
You can find more of our tacos, burritos, and other Mexican-inspired foods here.
Knockoff Tito’s Tacos Salsa Recipe
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Knockoff Tito's Tacos Salsa tastes just like the cult Los Angeles taco stand's famous tangy, fresh red salsa with jalapeño coriander and lime!
- 6 tomatoes, roma
- 1 bunch green onion - white part only
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 red chili peppers
- 1/4 cup jalapeño juice
- 10-15 slices jalapeño, pickled
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- pinch of ground clove
- In a blender, mix all ingredients to desired consistency.
- If salsa is too runny, you can always add back 1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes and green onions, and stir them in.
- Let sit half hour, or preferably covered in an airtight container in a refrigerator overnight.
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Serving Size1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 32Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 17mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 1g
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