Restaurant Style Salsa

My family eats at a Mexican restaurant about 3 out of 4 Sundays each month!  We LOVE Mexican food.  We have gone to the same restaurant so often that the waiters sometimes just bring us our drinks without asking us and then will know what we want before we can even order!  Yeah, we’re predictable.  One waiter in particular knows that I always need extra salsa to put with my entree, so he will bring a couple of extra bowls of it.

I have seen several recipes floating around for Restaurant Style Salsa on the internet.  I decided to give it a try.  It is so simple and has ingredients that I always keep in my pantry.  I didn’t have cilantro, but my husband doesn’t like it anyway, so I just left it out.  It just took a few minutes to mix up in my food processor and was really good!

salsa 003Ingredients:

  • 2 cans (15 ounces) whole tomatoes with juice
  • 1 can tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)
  • 2 teaspoons diced jalapeno (from a jar, increase/decrease to taste!)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • Handful of cilantro, optional


Dump everything into a food processor and process until smooth.

Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

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