Restaurant Style Salsa

11.16.2011

Restaurant Style Salsa - a 5 minute recipe, made in the food processor! | Cooking Classy

Mmmm fresh salsa! I LOVE fresh salsa! I have been making it since I was probably 10 years old, so I have had some time to perfect this recipe. Just be sure if you don’t like hot foods to use peppers accordingly or omit them. This is also wonderful served with homemade chips if you have the time to make them. Enjoy this simple and delicious recipe!

Restaurant Style Salsa - a 5 minute recipe, made in the food processor! | Cooking Classy

Restaurant Style Salsa

Yield: About 5 cups

Restaurant Style Salsa

Ingredients

  • 6 ripe Roma tomatoes (about 1 1/4 lbs), halved
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes with green chilis, undrained
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced into 5 pieces, stem removed*
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro (about a handful)
  • 1 large clove garlic, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (from 1 large lime)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: for a thinner salsa you can add in a bit of tomato juice

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and chop until all ingredients are finely chopped. Alternately, if you don't have a food processor finely chop veggies then pour into a mixing bowl, add canned tomatos, lime juice, chili powder, cumin and season with salt and pepper to taste and stir. Serve with tortilla chips. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.
  • *Remove seeds for less heat or omit pepper if you don't like spicy foods
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16 comments

  • Sarah @ The Feed: Hi got to you via foodgawker! We are a new community driven food blog – we would love to see some posts by you! Check up out at feedintothefeed.com and consider submitting your work! November 17, 2011 at 1:32pm Reply

  • Joe and Breana: Just made this to go along with the slow cooked beef tacos on your site. The salsa was so easy, and it tastes fabulous! I can’t wait to try the tacos tonight! Thank you for sharing! January 11, 2012 at 10:47am Reply

  • Gina Porter: Hands down best salsa ever!!! February 3, 2013 at 4:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Gina – I was so excited to see a comment from you!! Thanks so much, I’m so glad you liked the salsa! February 4, 2013 at 8:04pm Reply

  • Kylie: Have just found your website, and living Down U,nder and missing good Mexican food…I can’t wait to see what this turns out like…the chicken is in the slow cooker as we speak and i am about to go raid the veggie patch for fresh tomatoes. Thanks for sharing…ps love your photos, they look fab. March 6, 2013 at 5:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Kylie! I hope you enjoyed! March 7, 2013 at 9:39am Reply

  • Alison: Did u use a mini food processor or reg. size? January 14, 2014 at 4:10pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I use a regular size – I think mine is 7 cups. A mini would probably work but you’d have to do it in batches then mix it all together in a bowl. January 14, 2014 at 7:34pm Reply

  • alana: thanks this salsa is 5 star!!! delish! Can you post your version of chicken quesidillas?!! THANK U SOOOO MUCH!:) February 11, 2014 at 1:32pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked this salsa Alana :)!! February 18, 2014 at 10:37pm Reply

  • Jennifer: This is amazing salsa :) Dummy me made a double batch – one would have been plenty as it makes a TON :) I might not add the sugar next time and maybe I will drain my canned tomatoes but overall – FANTASTIC :) Thank you for sharing! June 18, 2014 at 12:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Jennifer! Thanks for your review! June 19, 2014 at 11:15pm Reply

  • Jen: Question: do you think I could make this in a large batch and can it? July 2, 2014 at 7:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m not very familiar with canning so I can’t say for sure. I know there are a few rules like with the acidity and boiling time but I have no idea what they are, sorry! July 2, 2014 at 8:01pm Reply

    • Jennifer: I bet you could – I would love to try it – is it the water bath or pressure canning method for tomatoes? I can’t recall – I have a ginormous pressure canner that can be used without the lid for water bath (that I have NEVER used!) so I’d definitely try it! July 3, 2014 at 3:38am Reply

  • Ginny: I use the hot water bath for canning tomatoes, but really isnt necessary as tomatoes are very acidic. I wiuld think that would work for salsa too. August 10, 2014 at 6:50am Reply

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