Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

This fresh, homemade, Easy Salsa recipe takes just a few minutes to throw together in the blender or food processor and rivals the best restaurant style salsa!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword salsa recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings (1 quart = 4 cups)
Calories 15kcal


  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes one can drained & one can with juices
  • 1/4 small onion
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 2 jalapeƱos with or without seeds & membranes (which add heat)
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves
  • Juice from half of a lime
  • Small squeeze of honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile pepper powder optional


  • Add the diced tomatoes, onion, garlic cloves, jalapeƱos, cilantro, lime juice, honey, salt, pepper, cumin, and chipotle chile pepper powder (if using) to the jar of a blender or bowl of a large food processor. Blend or process until the ingredients are broken down and pureed to your desired smoothness and consistency...this could take anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste, adding more salt and pepper, if necessary.
  • Transfer to a tightly sealed container and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving, to allow the flavors to blend. Or, if you can't wait, serve immediately!


Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.3mg