Restaurant Style Salsa

13 Jun

I love the chips and salsa served at family-owned local mexican restaurants all over the country. The salsa is usually pretty smooth, medium hot and has lovely flecks of green. So I have been working on a homemade version for a while and have decided this is the best I can do! This recipe has many wonderful qualities:

  • You can make it in less than 5 minutes
  • The ingredients are easy to come by
  • It is really cheap to make! The total cost for this recipe was $2.50. It makes the equivalent of 2 jars of store-bought salsa (which around here runs about $3.50 a jar). So it basically saves you over $2 per jar of salsa!
  • It is delicious.
  • And of course, it only has 7 ingredients.

Here are the ingredients:


You basically throw all of the ingredients into a large food processor, blend until it is as smooth as you like it, and it is ready.

It will keep in the refrigerator but only for a few days. I put it in a sealed jar and try to use it up as fast as I can…

Try it out and let me know what you think.

Restaurant Style Salsa

Diced tomatoes (one 14.5 ounce can)

Diced tomatoes with green chiles (one 14.5 ounce can)

Green onions (two stalks)

Fresh cilantro (one handful, leaves & stems are fine)

Garlic powder (1/2 tsp.)

Lime (juice of 1/2 of one lime)

Jalapeno slices (2 tablespoons, from a jar)

Salt (1 tsp.)


Blend all ingredients in a large food processor until it reaches the desired consistency. Yields 3-4 cups of medium hot salsa.



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