Restaurant-Style Salsa – easy, homemade salsa that tastes just like your favorite Mexican restaurant! Made with mostly pantry ingredients.
Last Sunday I spent my morning watching a Chelsea Handler special on Comedy Central. There’s a joke involving a sombrero filled with salsa and I immediately grabbed my purse and ran to the store.
This restaurant-style salsa tastes just like the one from your favorite Mexican restaurant. I love a not-so-chunky salsa so it’s perfect for me.
The best part about this recipe is that it’s totally adaptable to your tastes. I don’t do super spicy so I used a small jalapeno but if you can handle a lot of heat, you can add more. If you don’t like cilantro, leave it out.
We had people over for football games on Sunday and there was not a drop of salsa left. Everyone loved it.
Pineapple Salsa is another favorite during football season!
- Canned whole tomatoes
- Rotel – diced tomatoes with green chiles. I use the original Rotel but you can use mild or the spicy one to adjust how much heat is in the recipe.
- Sugar – this does not make the salsa sweet, just balances all the acidity in the tomatoes.
- Lime juice
How To Make Restaurant Style Salsa
- Put whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a food processor
- Test seasonings and adjust as needed
- Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour
This homemade salsa will stay good for up to 7 days. Make sure to store it in an airtight container in the fridge. Then you can use it all week in recipes or just serve with tortilla chips for a delicious snack.
What To Serve With Homemade Salsa
- Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
- Restaurant-Style Queso
- Mexican Rice
- Chicken Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce
- Slow Cooker Carnitas Street Tacos
- Spicy Shrimp Nachos
- Grilled Mexican Street Corn
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Restaurant Style Salsa
Restaurant-Style Salsa - easy, homemade salsa that tastes just like your favorite Mexican restaurant! Made with mostly pantry ingredients.
- 1 can, 28 Ounce whole tomatoes With juice
- 2 cans, 10 Ounce Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilies)
- ¼ cup onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 whole jalapeno, sliced thin
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ cup cilantro
- ½ cup fresh lime juice
- Combine whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you like - do about 10 to 15 pulses. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.
- Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 499mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g
Jen @ How To: Simplify says
I crave chips and salsa just about every day of the week! I would love to devour a whole bowl of this! It looks great!
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Linda Schirmbeck says
I, too, love this salsa. This makes a huge batch. But for just my husband and me, I only use two cans of tomatoes (one regular and one Rotel), but I keep the rest of the ingredients the same. Spicy. A little heat. Good stuff.
I adore this salsa. My muffin top also clings to it.
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I also published a salsa recipe today! Your’s looks so good that I want to prepare it!
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Yum, that looks really good! Dane and I are huge salsa fanatics and we try to mix it up each time we make a new batch. We’ve really been in to grilling the tomatoes and peppers on the grill (We use all different kinds of peppers from habeneros, jalapenos, bell peppers, anaheims, well you get the idea ;)) to create a fire-roasted effect and throw it in the blender with a bunch of other yummy ingredients. It’s my fav way to make salsa so far!! :D
Randomly saw this picture on the slashfood flickr stream and had to print the recipe – can’t wait to try it! It looks like just the kind of salsa I love!
This salsa is amazing…Ive been known to whip up a batch on a whim as well!
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This looks super delish! And don’t worry girl. I won’t judge cuz I love me some Chelsea!
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