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Restaurant style salsa! This salsa is SO good! I have tried my fair share of salsa’s living in AZ and I have to say this is the best homemade salsa recipe I have tried yet! We make this at least once a month! Make sure you have lots of chips on hand. ;)
Restaurant Style Salsa


  • 1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes (drained)
  • 2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies) Original or Mild
  • ¼ cups Chopped Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cups Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 TB fresh lime juice
  • If you like your salsa spicy throw in:
  • 1/2 to 1 Jalapeño, chopped fine
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until you get a nice consistency. I blend mine for about 10-15 seconds. Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Women

This salsa is the best recipe I have found yet! Just make sure to have a BIG bag (or two) of tortilla chips…you won’t want to run out! ;)

Restaurant style salsa... this is seriously the best out there!


Restaurant style salsa... the best out there!

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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24 Responses to “Restaurant Style Salsa”

  1. Bettie Rocker

    aw man, mexican food is my WEAKNESS! i will definately be making this soon. like tonight kind of soon!

  2. jennoreilly

    oh, this does look good! I think my hub would LOVE this, def do the more to taste on the cilantro though we have a big weakness for cilantro!

    Stopping by from TidyMom, come visit me if you get a sec :)

    Happy Friday!

  3. Yenta Mary

    Hi! Found you through the Treehouse, and now following along … :) That salsa looks fabulous!

  4. Catmull's

    You don't know me but I read your blog. made this salsa and it is AMAZING! my family ate the whole thing before I finished making a salad. And they are super picky. thanks for sharing I am in L O V E with this!!

  5. The Answer Is Chocolate

    Yum! I could eat salsa every day so will definitely give this a try. Saw you on Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming. Think with our blog names, we have anything in common? lol

  6. Rory from Tools Are For Women Too!

    This is right up our ally! We have planted a salsa garden this year…ok, just a few tomato plants, cilantro and other herbs, and different peppers. We have gotten a few peppers already, lots of cilantro, but still waiting patiently for the tomatos. Can't wait! Thanks for showing us this recipe on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  7. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming

    Inspiring recipe! I can't wait to try this! TFS! Thanks for joining the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  8. Kim -today's creative blog

    I do need to try that! Looks great. Thanks for linking up, please don't forget to add my link to your post. :)

  9. Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch

    My husband LOVES salsa and I so far my attempts at making it from scratch have totally BOMBED! I will definitely have to try this. I think he would love it.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Messy Monday.

  10. ★All Thingz Related★

    Yum! I'm gonna try it!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

  11. Karen @ THEBUSYBUG

    Jamielyn, could I store this salsa in my storage or do I have to use it right away? Is there a shelf life? TFS. Bug Hugs.

  12. Angela

    I just made this and it was amazing, I didn’t have a jalapeño to spice it up so I added a little cayenne pepper and it was the perfect!!

  13. kelly

    I just made this for a dinner party tonight. We are having a taco bar and this salsa is perfect.

  14. Esther Lord

    Hi, hope all is well !! I made these for dinner last night and they were absolutely delicious. So good as a matter of fact, that we are polishing them off tonight for leftovers with some rice and beans. Thank you for sharing !!