Appetizer · Snack

Easy Restaurant-Style Salsa

You ever look at the back of some things in your fridge and read the ingredient list? Does that ingredient list end up shocking you?

This frequently happens to me. I’ll randomly grab a jar of dressing out of the door and then be shocked by all the insane ingredients packed inside.

Instead of being surprised by what’s in that store-bought salsa, just make it yourself so you can control what goes in it.

I never knew how easy salsa is to make. All you need is a food processor (or blender) and just a handful of ingredients. Salsa keeps well in the fridge, too, because of its high acidity content. If you seal your Tupperware or mason jars tight enough, your homemade salsa can last up to two weeks. And that’s WITHOUT having a degree in canning, too!

That is, if this salsa lasts that long, which it very well might not. This is fresh, delicious, and just the perfect salsa that tastes straight from a restaurant.


Easy Restaurant-Style Salsa

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A simple salsa made with just a few ingredients but it tastes like it's from a restaurant.


  • 2 can rotel (heat level up to you)
  • 1 small white onion, quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic, rough chop
  • 1 bunch cilantro, stems and all
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Heavy pinch of salt
  • Sliced green onions, for serving
  • Directions

    1. In a food processor or blender, add tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Pulse until well blended but slightly chunky. Adjust salt and lime level to taste. The more cilantro you add, the less bright red the salsa will be, FYI!
    2. Serve topped with green onions.

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