My mom and I are obsessed with restaurant salsa and can't stand the jarred stuff, so many years ago, we set out to re-creat it.
**all measurements are approximate because i don't measure. start with this, then taste, and add more garlic powder and salt accordingly**
1 large can whole, peeled tomatoes
1/4 cup sliced jalepenos (w/ seeds... that's where the spice comes from)
1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
1/2 Tbsp salt
Drain tomato juice into a bowl. Reserve 2-3 tomatoes and pour the rest into food processor. Process tomatoes to desired consistency (chunky or soupy) then add to juice. Put the reserved tomatoes into food processor and add jalepenos. Process until "pulverized" and add to the rest of the tomatoes. Add garlic powder and salt, and stir. Add more garlic powder and salt until the taste is of your liking.