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Restaurant-quality salsa

Restaurant-Quality Salsa

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Tex-Mex, Mexican
Keyword: Salsa, Easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 58kcal
Don't you just love the salsa that is brought to your table with warm tortillas chips at your favorite Tex-Mex or Mexican restaurant.  Well, now you can make this kind of salsa at home!  In minutes!
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  • 1 28 oz. can whole tomatoes, with juice San Marzano are best
  • 2 cans Ro-tel (tomatoes with peppers) we use 1 can mild, 1 can original
  • ¼ cup onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 fresh jalapeño seeded and chopped
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped (use more, if desired)
  • 1 lime juiced, about 1 tbsp


  • Place all ingredients in a large food processor (or blender).  This can also be done in batches if using a smaller processor.
  • Pulse to get desired consistency.  We like ours still with some tomato chunks left. This usually takes about 10 pulses. 
  • Taste with a tortilla chip and adjust seasoning, to taste. 
  • Store in an air-tight container in the fridge, preferably for at least 1 hour, or longer. 
  • Serve with warm tortilla chips!



Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg