Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

With this Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe you can have that crave-worthy chip dip in a matter of seconds! 

Bowl of restaurant style salsa with crispy tortilla chips surrounding it.pinterestI seriously have no will power when it comes to a bowl of this salsa and a bag of crispy tortilla chips.

I’ve been making this salsa for YEARS! It’s my go-to salsa recipe, especially when I’m not able to go to my favorite Mexican restaurant.

It’s so easy to make and tastes incredibly fresh, you’ll never want to use store-bought salsa again. Trust me!

Ingredients For Restaurant Salsa

Here is all that you need to make restaurant quality salsa at home

  • Garlic – two whole cloves
  • Onion – half of a white onion
  • Jalapeno Pepper – leave the seeds in or take them out for less spicy
  • Lime – just the juice!
  • Cilantro – a handful of fresh cilantro really brightens this salsa
  • 14 oz can of Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes – you can also use regular diced tomatoes
  • Rotel diced tomatoes – the original version
  • Salt – more or less to taste
  • Cumin – the spice that really takes it to the next level!

Ingredients needed for restaurant style salsa layered in a food processor

How To Make Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe in Blender

This recipe is so easy! All you have to do is toss all your ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse or blend for just 20 to 30 seconds!

Once your desired consistency is reached, you’re done.

How gorgeous is this salsa! I can not wait for you to give this a try!

Blended salsa ingredients shown in the food processor, bright red color with flecks of green cilantro throughout.

How Long Does Salsa Last?

Once made, this easy restaurant quality salsa will last for up to 14 days in the fridge when covered tightly.

I love to stash the salsa in a mason jar in the fridge and pull it out when the craving hits. Trust me, once you start eating it, you’ll be hooked too.

You can also use this salsa in my Salsa Chicken Skillet or on top of my Ground Beef Tacos! The possibilities are endless!

A small bowl filled with delicious salsa and a hand dipping a yellow corn tortilla chip into it.

More Mexican Recipes to Try

Now the most important question – are you a dipper or a scooper? I’m definitely a scooper.

Bowl of restaurant style salsa with crispy tortilla chips surrounding it.
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Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

Super easy Restaurant Style Salsa recipe made in a blender or food processor with incredible flavor and fresh ingredients!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 27 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stem removed
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • 14.5 oz fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 10 oz Rotel original diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin


  • Place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor.
  • Blend or pulse for 20 to 30 seconds or until desired consistency is reached. Store salsa covered tightly in the refrigerator for up to 14 days.


Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: blender, cilantro, Easy, Restaurant quality, salsa, tomatoes
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
7 Responses
  1. Tamara

    5 stars
    Wow! This salsa is so fresh and delicious! I followed the recipe except for the cumin because I just can’t deal with that spice, but it still came out absolutely amazing. Thank you so much!

  2. Holly L Shaw

    5 stars
    I don’t usually use canned tomatoes when i make salsa but this was fantastic! It is a keeper in our house!!!! Thank you.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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