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Restaurant Style Salsa

Cheap, quick and easy vegan restaurant style salsa with tons of flavor

Restaurant Style Salsa


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Restaurant Style Salsa Ingredients


28 ozcanned tomatoes
20 ozRotel diced tomatoes with green chilies
1/4 cuponion
1/2 cupcilantro
1 1/2 tbsplime juice
1 tspgarlic
1/2 tspcumin
1/4 tspsalt

Cooking Instructions

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restaurant salsa food processor.jpg restaurant salsa mixed

I added all the ingredients into my food processor and pulsed until I got the right consistency. I like my salsa super blended so I held blend for a about 10-15 seconds. Then, I stored the salsa in a mason jar and refrigerated it for at least an hour before serving to help the flavors combined.

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This salsa is thick and stays pretty well when you dip your chip in it. It isn't as running as some salsas tend to be but it isn't as chunky as a pico style salsa. I love the flavor of this salsa. The cumin really comes through strongly and it has a warmth to it. The pinch of sugar breaks up the acidity from the tomatoes. The fresh lime and cilantro raise the flavors to another level. The garlic also comes through as a nice aftertaste. It isn't too salty so it goes good with salty chips. I added a jalapeno to give it some heat but that is completely optional if you don't like spice. I've also tried it with serrano and carolina reaper peppers and all have ended up great! This salsa goes good on burritos and tacos.


This salsa recipe is very cheap since it uses canned tomatoes instead of fresh. I love pico style chunky salsas too but during winter tomatoes become kind of pricey (at least where I live). So, I love the it uses canned tomatoes and I can make it any time of year. The rest of the ingredients are fairly cheap as well.

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It has a vibrant red color to it from the amount of tomatoes used. The cilantro and jalapenos give a nice pop of green in it to make it more interesting. The white from the onion also breaks up the strong red color of the tomatoes.


It doesn't get much easier than added all your ingredients into a food processor and blending for a few seconds.

restaurant salsa finished

Would I make it again?

I have made this recipe a number of times since I first tried it and will continue to do so. It is super easy to make and pretty cheap year round since it uses canned tomatoes. I've taken this to parties and everyone has enjoyed it. I really like making a small jar each week to use throughout the week. It goes really well on tacos too! Great for a tuesday.

Restaurant Style Salsa

5 mins 5 mins 12 Servings
28 oz can tomatoes 20 oz Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies 1/4 cup onion 1/2 cup cilantro 1 1/2 tbsp lime juice 1 tsp garlic 1/2 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp salt pinch sugar 1 jalapeno
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