With fresh tomatoes and just the right amount of seasonings, this easy Restaurant Style Salsa will wow your taste buds!
**August 2017 update! This recipe was originally posted in July 2014. i decided that the photos desperately needed updating, so i reshot the recipe (but still kept the ingredient list and directions the same). i also kept the original post/story below that i wrote three summers ago!**
It’s no secret that the hubster and I love going out for Mexican food. The atmosphere, tasty chips and salsa, and delicious frozen strawberry margaritas seem to lure us to our favorite spot once a month.
It’s a meal that we always look forward to when the mood strikes. So when the hubster and I both got out of work early last Friday, it was a no-brainer…we headed to a Mexican restaurant for lunch. We chatted over chips and salsa and leisurely ate our entrees. It definitely hit the spot!
The one thing that I always look forward to when going out for Mexican food is the tortilla chips and salsa.The hubster and I are pretty picky about this. Not every place can make these just right. The tortilla chips have to be crispy and fresh, while the salsa has to have mild spice, but nothing too overpowering.
We’ve searched high and low to find just the perfect combination. Luckily, our favorite place meets our standards. The chips are always crunchy and the salsa has just the right combination of flavors and spice.
So when the hubster and I had a craving for some chips and salsa last weekend, I decided to try my hand at making home-made salsa.
After gathering the perfect ingredients, I whipped up this delicious Restaurant Style Salsa. With fresh tomatoes and just the right amount of seasonings, the salsa tasted like it came right from our favorite Mexican place. It was so fresh and tasty, that the hubster and I quickly decided that this tasted even better than salsa ordered at a restaurant! Yes, it tasted just that good!
The best part of this recipe? You guessed it! It’s so simple to whip up because it’s made in the blender, and very versatile depending on yours tastes.
I committed the jalapeños entirely in this salsa since the hubster and I don’t like foods that are too spicy. But if you like a little heat, feel free to add that in. A can of diced tomatoes, two roma tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper made up this Restaurant Style Salsa.
And because you throw the ingredients into the blender, it takes just minutes to prepare!
Simply chop your veggies and herbs, toss everything in the blender, mix, and voila! Home-made salsa that will wow your taste buds. Trust me guys, this salsa is amazing! I guarantee it will rival any Mexican restaurant that you love.
Serve this Restaurant Style Salsa with tortilla chips and you have yourself a deliciously fresh and tasty appetizer or snack!
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Restaurant Style Salsa
- 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes drained (I used basil, oregano, and garlic seasoned tomatoes)
- 2 roma tomatoes roughly chopped
- 1/2 red onion roughly chopped
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro
- Juice of one lime
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 jalapeno seeds scraped out (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- In a blender, combine the diced tomatoes, roma tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, jalapeno (if using), cumin, sugar, salt, and pepper. Blend until reaches desired consistency.
- Adjust seasonings, if needed.
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips or refridgerate until ready to serve.