Homemade Salsa Restaurant Style – Comes together in 5 minutes and tastes just like it came from Mexican food restaurant! So much better than a store bought jar salsa.
Believe me, Once you make this Mexican Salsa at home, you’ll never go back to the store bought again!
Chips and salsa are the heart of any party and staple food in our, in most of, home.
Whether it is Quesadilla, Enchiladas, Tacos or any other Mexican dish, Salsa goes very well with it.
This restaurant-style Mexican salsa recipe comes together super quick and easy with the use of a blender, you can even use a food processor.
The bonus part of making Homemade Salsa is you can control the amount of heat and sourness to suit your taste buds.
How to make Homemade Salsa?
As I said making salsa at home is super quick and easy with the use of a blender. It will literally take your 5 minutes.
I have used canned tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes which means it can be put together in no time.
As we are spicy salsa lover, I have added Jalapenos too. But if you are sensitive to spicy heat, you can avoid it too or can also cut the quantity in half. In short, use jalapenos according to your spice level.
Other ingredients I have used in making this restaurant salsa are white onion, garlic clove, Cilantro, salt, and lemon juice.
Use only white onion if possible. It gives mild flavor.
Pulse all the ingredients just a few times in the blender. But remember, we want all the ingredients to get chopped up but still be chunky but smooth puree kind. Makes sense?
This recipe is so versatile. Do you like garlicky salsa? Add more garlic. Like it spicy? Add another jalapeno. Want more lemony and zesty, add more lemon juice.
Restaurant style salsa can be stored up to a week in the refrigerator and for a few months in the freezer in airtight container.
If you are a fruit salsa lover, Please Don’t forget to check out my Jalapeno salsa, Mango Salsa Recipe and Strawberry salsa recipe.
For this particular salsa, I love using canned organic diced tomatoes. It gives a very nice flavor and color. You can use fresh tomatoes too. For that, first, you need to first blanch the tomatoes in hot water. Then peel off the skin and make salsa.
Always start with a small amount of lemon juice. Sometimes lemon juice can be overpowering.
If you want thick salsa, drain all the liquid from the canned tomatoes and then make salsa.
Now, let’s learn How to Make restaurant-style salsa at home.
Homemade Salsa (Restaurant style) in 5 minutes
- 16 oz – Canned diced tomato
- 1 – Jalapenos sliced length wise
- ¼ cup – Onion
- 1 tablespoon – Lemon juice
- 2 cloves – Garlic
- ¼ cup – Chopped Cilantro
- Salt to taste
- Mix all ingredients in blender jar. Pulse it for few times or until all the ingredients are chunky.
- Remove it in a bowl. Cover it and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes.
- Take out tortilla chips from the pantry, serve it with this Homemade Chunky restaurant style salsa and DIG IN!!
Can i use crushed tomatoes tin instead of diced one?
Can I use regular tomatoes than canned one?
Dhwani Mehta says
Yes, you can.
How long does it last refrigerated? Also could you possible make more and store in containers?
Dhwani Mehta says
It stays good for up to 15 days in the refrigerator and for few months in the freezer. Yes, you make more and store in the containers.
Roughly how long do you think it would last canned ?
Dharmishtha Upadhyaya says
I blanched my tomatoes, taste is awesom but color is not as red as your picture. and it is more watery than I wanted. If blender can help or chopper? or what is the trick. Maybe I overcooked my tomatoes?
Dhwani Mehta says
Did you use ripe red tomatoes? It gives good color.
Keep the salsa a bit chunky for a better texture. Don’t blend it too much.