Restaurant Style Salsa

Texans can make a meal of chips and salsa and we are pretty picky about what we like. I personally like oven roasted salsa, but in a pinch, here is my go-to recipe.  It’s quick, makes a lot and tastes like what you get in a restaurant.  Enjoy!


Restaurant Style Salsa

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword salsa, tomato, tortilla chips
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author stevens1951


  • immersion blender


  • 1 can 14 ounce Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 can 10 ounce diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 small Jalapeño halved and seeds removed
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  • Combine both cans of tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, cilantro, and lime juice in a deep bowl. Use the immersion blender and pulse until you get the consistency you like. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and add if needed.
  • Serve immediately with tortilla chips and store leftovers in the refrigerator.

I invested in an expensive immersion blender even though I already owned a cheap brand. The expensive one lasted only a few months so I went back to using my old one and it is still working! That’s why I posted the model at the bottom of the page.

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