Makes 1 cup
In the bowl of a food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse until salsa is mostly smooth but still slightly chunky, about 7 pulses.
In a large, heavy deep pot or an electric fryer, heat 2 cups vegetable oil to 360 degrees. Deep-fry tortilla strips until lightly golden and crispy, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Season with salt.
Transfer salsa to a bowl. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and set aside until ready to serve with homemade tortilla chips.