Restaurant Style Salsa is a simple homemade salsa that is done in less then 5 minutes! This homemade salsa is made with canned tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, onion, garlic and spices for the perfect Restaurant Style Salsa made at home!
Restaurant Style Salsa
I was really in the mood for some of my fresh tomato salsa when I was at the store I picked up all the ingredients I would need to make it. My husband was so excited when I brought home tomatoes still on the vines that he ate them all up on me before I could make my salsa.
I still wanted some chips and salsa but the only tomatoes I had left were canned tomatoes, so I decided to make a restaurant style salsa instead. While I love my homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes, this restaurant style salsa tastes just like the salsa you get at a Mexican restaurant.
I am going to tell you all in advance, this easy homemade salsa is so much better then anything you will get in the store. Plus making salsa at home is so much cheaper too!
Making Salsa and want a meal to go with it? Check these out!
- Crockpot chicken tacos
- Sheet pan Quesadillas
- Cheese Quesadillas
- Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps
- Crockpot taco meat
Tips for Making Salsa at Home
If you would like your salsa to have less spice you can remove half or all the seeds from the jalapeno peppers before you add it.
I use a food processor because it is easier. If you don’t have a food processor you can chop all the ingredients by hand.
Do not puree the salsa. You want some texture in your salsa and you want there to be chunks in it as well.
If you have time, let the salsa chill in the fridge for a bit before serving. Chilled salsa tastes even better and I actually think that this homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes tastes better after it has sat in the fridge for a few hours or even over night.
Sometimes finding fresh cilantro can be tough, if you can not find it replace the fresh cilantro with 2 tablespoons of the cilantro paste.
Best Canned tomatoes for Making Salsa
I normally just use whatever I have on hand if I am making restaurant style salsa at home on a whim. If I plan for it then I go with a fire roasted canned tomatoes variety. If you only have diced tomatoes on hand, you can use them but you will not want to blend them as long in the food processor because they are already chopped. I prefer to use whole tomatoes when making salsa.
How long will homemade Salsa last?
If stored in an airtight container in the fridge this salsa will keep for up to 2 weeks. That is unless your family gets a hold if and a bag of tortilla chips, then you will have it for about a day and need to make some more.
Restaurant Style Salsa Ingredients
- 1 small onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1-2 jalapenos
- 1- 28 ounce can of whole tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 4 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
Restaurant Style Salsa Directions
Wash the produce and cut any that is needed to be cut.
Use a food processor to blend ingredients.
Serve with chips or as a sauce on top of your favorite dish.
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Restaurant Style Salsa
- Wash the produce.
- Remove the outside peels on the onion and garlic. Cut the onion into quarters.
- Cut the jalapenos in half and deseed if desired. (The less seeds the less heat).
- Place the onion, garlic and jalapenos into your blender and pulse until they are minced.
- Add the rest of the ingredients into the blender and pulse until you have a chunky texture.
- Serve with chips or as a sauce on top of your favorite dish.
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