Thursday, August 2, 2012

Restaurant Style Salsa

There's just something about going to a Mexican restaurant and snacking on chips and salsa while you wait for your meal.  It is soooo goooood!  You can never purchase salsa as tasty as they serve in a restaurant... but now you don't have to.  This salsa that will put restaurants to shame! 

I started playing around with salsas a few months ago, and have slowly created this perfect salsa.  I'm serious. It's amazing!   My husband literally begs for this if I haven't made it in a few weeks.  I love how incredibly simple it is.  Just throw everything into a blender!  That's it!  I will never buy salsa from the store again.  I like my salsa with a bit of a kick to it, so if you like a milder salsa, cut back on the jalapeno.  This salsa is amazing on its own, or add it to tacos, burritos, or anything you choose!  Just make it!  Tonight!!  :)

1 (28oz) can of diced tomatoes
1 (15oz) can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
1/2 C onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 jalapenos, thinly sliced
a pinch of sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
3/4 C fresh cilantro
1/2 a lime, juiced


  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor.  Pulse until desired consistency is reached.  It doesn't take much.  I like a slightly chunky salsa, so I only pulse my Blendtec blender about 4 times.
  2. Taste with a chip and adjust the seasoning as desired.  
  3. Allow to chill at least one hour before serving...if you can wait that long!

Inspired by The Pioneer Woman
Shared on OrgJunkie


  1. Love salsa.... but haven't made any for years. Will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing on FFF. ~ marlys

  2. Add a tiny amount of celery salt and tiny amount of fresh greek oregano ;)