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The Best Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa

This recipe is The Best Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa ever!! Better than jarred salsa and you can whip it up in a flash. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy, mexican, recipe, salsa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 24kcal


  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 garlic cloves pealed and roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and deveined (see notes)
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (30 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt ( or more to taste)
  • 14.5 oz fire-roasted tomatoes ( one can - 411 g)
  • 4.5 oz green chili (one can - 127 g)


  • Prepare all the veggies.
  • Add onion, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro leaves, fresh lime juice, cumin, black pepper, salt to your food processor. Chop to a fine grade.
  • Pour in the crushed tomatoes and green chiles. Puree until mostly smooth. Taste, then add more salt and/or cumin, if desired. 
  • Serve immediately and refrigerate for up to 7 days.


JALAPENO: If you want to add more heat use the entire jalapeno with seeds, or even add in two. You can even use habanero or serrano chile intead!
STORE salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate, and it can vary depending on the products used.


Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 6.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.5mg