Restaurant Style Salsa
This fresh and easy restaurant style salsa makes a perfect appetizer and comes together in less than 10 minutes. This salsa uses only fresh ingredients and can easily be made in a blender or food processer.
I’ve had salsa on my list of things to make for quite a while now, but I’ve kind of pushed it to the side. Something about making salsa left me a little.. intimated? I really have no idea why, maybe because baking is more of my thing. Well, I decided to finally get over it and just try it out.
Um.. why have I been pushing this salsa making business aside for so long?
I can’t even begin to tell you how easy it is to make this salsa. Seriously. The only prep work required is a little washing and chopping, then your food process or blender does the rest of the work. Trust me on this one, you won’t want to go back to store bought salsa after making your own.
Side note – how gorgeous are these ingredients? You’ll actually need a total of six tomatoes for this recipe. I used roma tomatoes because they’re my favorite. I used an entire jalapeno with the seeds removed and the salsa wasn’t spicy at all, so don’t be freaked out by it. If you like your salsa spicier, then you can leave the seeds.
Also, for those of you who dislike cilantro have no fear! I can’t lie I seriously dislike cilantro, but the amount in this recipe is perfect. If you really like cilantro, you can feel free to double the amount. We can still be friends.
So, to get this salsa making started all you need to do is slice the ends off of your tomatoes and then slice them in half. Next up, give your onion and cilantro a little chop. No need to over do it, the food processor will do all of the work. Then slice your jalapeno in half and remove the seeds, or leave them to make it spicier.
Then pulse, pulse, pulse!
If you like a chunkier salsa, just pulse a few times in your food processor or blender. If you like it thinner, then let her whirl for a bit longer. I love my salsa a lot thinner. Restaurant style all the way!
The beautiful thing about this salsa is that it tastes so incredibly fresh, unlike your average store bought salsa. You can also make this salsa ahead of time and serve it when you’re ready. If you make it ahead of time, the salsa has longer to sit together so the flavors can marry. It’s also good straight out of the food processer, with tortilla chips.. or a spoon.
Restaurant Style Salsa
- 6 Roma tomatoes rinsed with ends cut off and sliced in half
- 1/4 cup chopped white onion
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 lime juiced (about 1 tablespoon)
- 1 jalapeno*
- 1 clove garlic minced (1/2 tsp.)
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. sugar
- Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and pulse until the salsa has reached your desired consistency.
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
Danielle, I am LOVING the fact that we are both on salsa kicks right now! LOL. This awesome stuff looks a million times better than any restaurants. I wanna dip my finger in that gorgeous bowlful! 🙂 Pinned.
Haha, I know right? Salsa is the best! Thanks so much Sarah 🙂
I made this today, it is so awesome! My question is, if I can it (water bath) will it change it?
Thanks for recipe!
Glad you liked the salsa, Dawn! I’ve never tried canning this salsa, so I’m not quite sure.
Great minds think alike! 🙂 Isn’t homemade salsa the best?! I seriously can’t get over how easy and delicious it is. Gorgeous pictures, too!
My thoughts exactly, Gayle! I love homemade salsa, I’m never going back to store bought now. Thanks for the compliment too 🙂
This salsa looks too good! I’m very thankful for those corn chips that I have at home right now. Totally making this tonight! Thanks Danielle!
Yay! Hope you like it Karen 🙂
I’ve never tackled salads, maybe I’ve been intimated or just plain lazy. I will try this recipe out, it looks easy enough, fresh and tasty.
I was surprised by how simple it was to make. Thanks for stopping by, Mary! Hope you enjoy the salsa.
You had me @ fresh & easy! 🙂
Salsa is also one of those things I just never get around to making myself. But this look so simple and SO delicious. Perfect time to make it with all of the fresh produce right now. I’d put this on EVERYTHING! The texture is totally restaurant style. I always prefer that texture! So good.
I am such a sucker for restaurant style salsa! I loooove it! This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try!
Thanks so much, Mary Frances! Thanks for pinning too 🙂
This salsa looks exactly like what you’d get in a restaurant! Perfect name 😀 Looks delicious!
never made my own salsa before, i’ve always been lazy and bought a jar from the store. definitely need to make my own batch now if its this easy!
This salsa looks so good and of course fresh!
Salsa is one of my favourites. . This salsa looks delish.. I love how quick and easy it is to make this amazing dip… love it!! 🙂
Oooooh, Danielle this look AMAZINGGGGGG!!!! I’ve never made salsa too simply because I was afraid of not getting it like how we get in restaurants but I am sooooooo making this not just because it is easy to make but looks delish! I just want to dive straight in with a spoon!
Love, love, love me some salsa! It’s so healthy but you still get to eat with a chip which makes it that much better. Pinning for the next time I go to the store. Time to stock up on tomatoes 🙂
I eat like a gallon of salsa a week! It is funny cause it really is so easy to make, but I seem to buy it more often than make it. I love all the ingredients you used and will have to make this salsa soon 🙂
So delicious, so fast, so easy!
I don’t usually comment on recipes, but I need to with this recipe. This salsa was sooo good. I only had enough tomatoes to make 1/2 recipe so that’s what I did and I wish I had more since it’s almost gone. The only changes that I made were a bit more onion and cilantro (I love the raw onion and cilantro in salsa) and the a little seeds from the jalapeno for a bit more spiciness. Those are just my preferences, but it’s still a really good recipe and I have it saved.
Love this recipe, was so simple, and I can make double batches within 15 minutes and we love it. Even better after it sits for a few hours. Love that all I have to do is toss the pieces in a blender, I don’t have to chop a bazillion little chunks of anything up. Just tossed it in the blender and Pulsed till its desired consistency. Love love love!
I made this today with our fresh garden tomatoes, jalapenos and onion and put in an air tight container. The salsa didn’t even make it 5 minutes before the 3 men in my life ate it all. I’ll have to make another batch.