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Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

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This easy restaurant-style salsa can be whipped up in no time! Goes perfect for game day, and all parties and get-togethers, or when you are at home and are craving a bowl of chips and salsa.

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

Now, did you really think you were going to get through a week here on my blog without hearing about something to do with either chips and salsa or tacos?

Today I am sharing with you my super easy restaurant-style salsa. My daughter and I have been making this for years. I take it to every party and they swear that I have slaved over a big pot of tomatoes creating this delicious salsa recipe.

But really — it takes me less than 5. minutes.

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

My secret ingredient? diced tomatoes with green chiles — for real. That's it. It has everything in it you could ever want for salsa. From this can, you can jazz it up and go as hot or bland as you want.

I buy the big can because, in our household, salsa is a food group all on its own — and many times, I opt for chips and salsa for dinner instead of actual dinner. I know, I'm cool like that 🙂 Of course, you can always make a batch of my restaurant-style Mexican Cheese Dip to go with your salsa as well.

So — what do I do to make this easy restaurant-style salsa so good? Let me tell you.

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

How to Make Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

In my blender ( I have this exact Ninja 4 in 1 and I love it), I place the can of diced tomatoes with green chiles, along with 3 green onions, 1 lemon juiced, a bunch of cilantro, garlic powder, onion powder, jarred jalapenos and some of the juice as well as salt and pepper to taste.

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

Then I pulse a few times until everything is broken up but still chunky. I don't like it to be completely pureed. I like to see chunks of tomatoes, onions, and cilantro in my salsa.

Then, I pour it in a bowl to serve my guests (who am I kidding — this bowl is just for me) along with tortilla chips or if someone is carb-free, I put out veggie sticks to dip in the salsa.

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

Look at all that salsa goodness going on. Seriously, in our home, we are never without a big bowl of salsa in the refrigerator.

This stuff holds up so well and will last for over a month in the refrigerator (maybe longer, but we have never had it last longer than a week in our house because we eat so much of it).

I put this on all things like my pork tacos, my nachos, on eggs, the possibilities are endless.

What Recipes Go Great With My Restaurant Style Salsa?

Here are a few of my favorite recipes that go great with this delicious salsa recipe.

Yield: 10 people

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

Whip up a batch of this salsa to take with you to your next get-together or party. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 14.5 ounce cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 3 each green onions, chopped (whites and greens)
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 3 jarred jalapenos
  • 1 tbsp of juice from the jalapeno jar
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place all items in a blender and pulse until your desired consistency is reached. Enjoy with your favorite veggies or tortilla chips.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 332mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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Claudia Krusch

Friday 9th of November 2018

It sounds amazing! Love homemade salsa! Can't wait to try it!

Kerrie Mendoza

Friday 9th of November 2018

If I hadn't known that you made this I would have been sure it was from a restaurant. It looks so delicious and I can't wait to try making some for our next gathering.


Friday 9th of November 2018

That salsa looks so fresh and yummy! Ro*tell is a fantastic staple!!

Brianne Manz

Friday 9th of November 2018

This salsa looks just like we used to get at our favorite restaurant, I am excited to be able to try your recipe and enjoy it at home.


Friday 9th of November 2018

This has me craving chips and salsa now. I love that it can be whipped up so quickly.

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