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Easy Homemade Restaurant-Style Salsa

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This easy homemade restaurant-style salsa is my favorite right now! Once you try it, you will never buy store-bought salsa again.

It’s the quickest salsa recipe ever, it takes just 5 minutes to whip up and it’s so delicious, fresh and bursting with flavors. You just throw everything in the food processor, give a few pulses, and it’s done. Perfect salsa!

Serve it with tortilla chips or use it for tacos, burrito, quesadilla, enchiladas, etc. Everyone is going to love it!

Since this easy homemade restaurant-style salsa uses canned tomatoes, you don’t have to worry if tomatoes are not very tasty or ripe.

The recipe is easy to adjust to your own taste. Do you like chunky or smooth salsa? If you want it chunky, don’t puree it as much and drain the can of tomato before adding it to the food processor. If you like your salsa a bit more smooth and thin consistency, don’t drain the tomatoes. Also, you can make it spicy or mild according to your own preferences. Remove all the seeds and white membranes from the jalapeno for a mild salsa.

It will keep up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Grab a bag of tortilla chips, a bowl of salsa and enjoy it!

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Easy Homemade Restaurant-Style Salsa

Not only this easy homemade restaurant-style salsa is bursting with flavors, but it couldn’t be quicker to make. This the best salsa!


  • 2 cans (14 oz) whole tomatoes with juice
  • ½ cup (25 g) fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • the juice of ½ lime
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon salt more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar


  • Put the tomatoes without juice + all the other ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you get the right consistency. If you like a thin consistency, add the juice and pulse more.
  • Test it and adjust the seasonings as needed.
  • Serve this easy homemade restaurant-style salsa with tortilla chips and enjoy!


Salsa will keep up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.


Serving: 60 g, Calories: 14 kcal, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 0.6 g, Fat: 0.1 g, Sodium: 62 mg, Fiber: 0.9 g, Sugar: 1.8 g
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32 comments on “Easy Homemade Restaurant-Style Salsa”

  1. This was my first time ever making homemade salsa. Let me just say, I will never buy salsa again! This was so EASY and TASTY!! We loved it.5 stars

  2. Very easy and quick to prepare. Loved…loved…loved it !! Did I mention that I Loved It !! My family and I really enjoy snacking on chips and salsa and this definitely hit the spot. Thanks for sharing the recipe.5 stars

  3. I did use fresh tomatos but used the recipe you put on here! Amazing we love it!5 stars

  4. I wanted to skip dinner and eat tortilla chips and salsa. But I wanted to make it from scratch. Three big, ripen tomatoes were begging to be used. The jalapenio was shrinking. I decided to act. Your recipe was just perfect. Instead of sugar, I substituted honey – just a dash of it. I had fresh curry leaves in the fridge. LOL, I am of Indian origin! I threw some curry leaves in the recipe. I also added a dash of ginger. I didn’t know lime also went in. Fortunately I had one.

    It was just purrrrrfect! I made a meal of the chips. Now, I have a small bottle in the fridge for later use. I might give it to my neighbors who love anything spicy.

    Thanks for the great recipe.5 stars

  5. My favorite salsa recipe yet!!! I added a little extra garlic and lime, but that’s my preference! Delicious!5 stars

  6. Our tomatoes are almost ripe and will be coming in my kitchen by the bucket full. This recipe is getting pinned for later. We love homemade salsa and this recipe looks great!

  7. Your salsa looks chunky-licious! Please pass on the chips! Pinned.5 stars

  8. This looks amazing, I love how easy it is! No chopping!!

  9. I love salsa and always order it when I eat in a Mexican restaurant! Nevertheless, it is not compared to a homemade version as this one! Looks delish!

  10. This is so delicious looking. I have been craving chips n’ salsa and then I see this. YUM

  11. This is a great salsa. I was at a Mexican restaurant over the weekend and we were trying to guess all the ingredients in the salsa. I will try your recipe. It looks so delicious.5 stars

  12. Looks amazing, definitely going to try it!

  13. It’s crazy how such simple ingredients can be turned into something so delicious!

  14. You can’t beat homemade salsa. I always keep a can or two of tomatoes for “emergencies”, I’ll have to try the salsa w/ the canned tomatoes; I haven’t tried that yet.

  15. I could eat that whole bowl of salsa on my own, it looks so good!!5 stars

  16. Oh man, is there anything better than chips and salsa? This looks great and I would just need to control myself not to eat the whole thing in one sitting!