Restaurant Style Salsa

Restaurant Style Salsa |

I’m kind of freaky when it comes to chips and salsa. Like I can’t stop eating them sort of freaky. Basically if you put me in front of a bag of tortilla chips and a bowl of salsa I’m not walking away until they are gone.

My one caveat on this is that it has to be the right kind of salsa– I’m not that into the jarred stuff and anything that is spicy enough to make me cry and keep me up all night with heartburn can go too. I guess I’m more of a fresh, mild-medium type of girl and that’s probably why this recipe is my go-to when I don’t want to pay $32 for a plate of rice and beans at a restaurant just to eat their warm chips and salsa. I know, I’m exaggerating. But for reals people, just make it at home!

While this restaurant style salsa uses canned tomatoes, it gets it’s freshness from all the other ingredients it includes: limes, jalepenos, garlic, onion and cilantro.

Restaurant Style Salsa |

Everything is getting tossed in the blender so just give it a quick chop before throwing it in and you’ll be good. Also, when you’re only 3 feet tall, squeezing lime juice into the blender on the counter is kind of difficult, but she insisted. Also, also, what’s up with the price of limes these days?!

Restaurant Style Salsa |

 I don’t have a good caption for this picture but had to include it because it was pretty. The blender I’m using is a Ninja Ultima Blender and I LOVE it. Be on the look out for my review coming up soon on the blog. If you’re on the market for a new blender this might be what  you’re looking for.

Restaurant Style Salsa |

It doesn’t take much time in the blender for it to come together, especially if you like yours a little bit chunky. I’m more of a smooth Stanley when it comes to that so pulse it as many times as you’d like and you’re done.

Restaurant Style Salsa |

 Now, if only I wasn’t so high maintenance about my tortilla chips I’d have it all!

Restaurant Style Salsa |

Did I mention that this recipe come from The Pioneer Woman? Ree, I’m eternally grateful that you posted this recipe like 4 years ago. That is all.

Restaurant Style Salsa |

Restaurant Style Salsa
  • 1 can (28 Ounce) whole tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced tomatoes w/ green chilies)
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 whole jalapeño, quartered And sliced thin
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro (more to taste)
  • ½ whole lime, juiced (more to taste)
  1. In a large food processor or blender, combine whole tomatoes, Rotel tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you'd like. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary.
  2. Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour. Serve with tortilla chips.
Recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond
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  1. Heather F says

    Oh yum!! You and I are on the same salsa boat. I don’t often make it at home, but this looks easy peasy. I’m excited to try it!

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