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Restaurant-style salsa with tortilla chip

Restaurant-Style Salsa

The perfect mix of fire-roasted tomatoes, onion, and garlic with the right amount of heat keeps the home fires burning. Then throw cilantro into the mix, and your favorite Mexican dip has never been more addictive! Easy and affordable, this great party must-have will amp up your next movie night or family gathering.
Makes about 2 cups
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 5kcal
Author Imma


  • Blender or food processor


  • 1 15-ounce can (425g) fire-roasted tomatoes, diced
  • ½ -1  jalapeno, diced (for milder salsa, remove seeds)
  • ½ medium onion, diced  
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced  
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice 
  • ½ -1  teaspoon cumin 
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • ⅓  cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sugar  (optional)


  • Add fire-roasted tomatoes, jalapeno, onions, garlic, lime juice, cumin, salt, cilantro, and sugar in a blender or food processor. Start pulsing a little at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Season with salt, then adjust other seasonings to taste.
  • For best results, let it rest in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  • Serve with homemade tortilla chips, and enjoy!


  1. Don't over blend it, or it becomes a deliciously flavored tomato sauce.
  2. Fire-roasted tomatoes go well with the jalapenos and cilantro, giving you a smoky restaurant-style salsa. Let it rest for at least an hour for the best results.
  3. For a sweeter salsa without adding sugar, try browning your onions before pulsing the mix in the blender. It's called caramelizing, and it sweetens the onions even more.
  4. Remove the jalapeno seeds to tone down the heat for a milder salsa.
  5. Please remember that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used.


Serving: 60ml | Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg