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5 Minute Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

Learn how to make restaurant style salsa in just 5 minutes! A ridiculously easy blender recipe with incredible flavor. This may just become your "go-to" salsa recipe and you'll surely impress anyone you make it for! 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 19kcal
Author: Nora Taylor


  • (2) 14 ounce cans diced fire roasted tomatoes* see Note
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro
  • 1-2 fresh jalapenos, seeds removed and roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, from about 2 small limes
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a blender (food processor would work as well). Pulse and blend a few times or until you reach desired consistency. It won't take long, maybe 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Taste the salsa, and based on your personal preference, adjust ingredients as necessary. Add more salt, cilantro, or perhaps more jalapeno if desired.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge until serving. Serve with tortilla chips, in burritos, Mexican bowls or anywhere else you enjoy salsa.


  1. I like Muir Glen Diced and Fire Roasted Canned Tomatoes the best for this salsa. I can usually find them even at Wal Mart. You may also use any other high quality canned diced, plum or stewed tomatoes. Or go fresh and use about 3 cups of fresh ripe tomatoes instead!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg