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Restaurant Style Salsa

The best Restaurant Style Salsa uses a combination of fresh and pantry ingredients. It's ready in minutes and made in your food processor!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 15 servings (1/3 cup)
Calories 14kcal


  • 15 ounce can Rotel tomatoes and green chiles
  • 15 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes don't drain juices
  • ½ jalapeno cut into chunks
  • ½ medium yellow onion peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 lime optional


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until combined. Taste, adjust salt or other flavors as desired.
  • Optional - add juice of 1 lime.
  • Serve with restaurant style tortilla chips.


This recipe makes about 5 cups of salsa. As a party appetizer, it will serve roughly 15 people.
Storage: Keep salsa in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, depending on the freshness of your ingredients.
Freezing: I don't recommend freezing salsa because it tends to get really liquidy when it's defrosted. It will also wilt the fresh cilantro leaves. If you want to try it, freeze in an airtight freezer safe container or bag for up to 2 months. Be sure to squeeze out as much air as possible.


Calories: 14kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 199mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 75IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword restaurant style salsa