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Restaurant Style Salsa

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Making Restaurant Style Salsa in your own kitchen is a snap.  It only takes minutes to prepare and the flavor will make you feel like you’re at your favorite Mexican restaurant.

Restaurant Style Salsa

Don’t you love the salsa you get when you go to a Mexican restaurant?  It has such great flavor and texture and tastes so good with the warm chips, so much so, that by the time the meal comes I’ve eaten half my weight in salsa and chips.

Restaurant Style Salsa

Do you know what the secret is to that great restaurant style salsa?  It’s canned tomatoes.  I don’t know why canned tomatoes make it so great, but it does.  

The other secret is to pulse it in the blender or food processor until it’s starting to get smooth, but still a little chunky.

This salsa isn’t just great with chips either.  

It of course tastes great on tacos or burritos but it also is fantastic on top of grilled fish and chicken, or even on top of your morning eggs.  You’ll want to have this in your fridge at all times!

Restaurant Style Salsa

Give this recipe a try and you’ll never want to buy jarred salsa again.  Trust me. 

It only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and the fresh onion, jalapeno, garlic and cilantro keep it tasting fresh and the tomatoes bring it all together to taste amazing!

Restaurant Style Salsa

Yield: 10

Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 of a medium red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped (leave seeds in if you want a spicier salsa)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice (about 1 large or two small limes)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


Add onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro and lime juice to a blender or food processor.

Pulse a few times to start chopping.

Add tomatoes and seasonings to blender

Pulse until combined, making sure mixture is still chunky. You don't want to over-process.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 11Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 169mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g







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