Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa

My favorite thing about going to a Mexican restaurant, other than the margaritas that is, is the fresh salsa. There are some great store bought salsas, but that endless salsa at a Mexican restaurant is just amazing. I created a recipe for salsa that is similar to the one that is served at one of my favorite restaurants. Homemade salsa is really so simple to make. The ingredient list is a little long, but once you have everything, it only takes a couple minutes to make an amazing salsa.

This recipe can be modified to accommodate the level of spice you want. We like it hot, so I used two jalapeños and 2 habaneros. I leave the core and seeds in both of them. If you like medium salsa, I would recommend that you do not use the two habaneros. If you like mild salsa I would leave out both the habaneros and the jalapeños.

To make this salsa, you honestly just get all of the veggies ready, throw everything into your blender or food processor and go! This salsa is great with chips or can be an awesome condiment on meats or other dishes. Whip up some margaritas and enjoy it with some friends!

Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa

This incredibly easy to make fresh salsa will rival the one from your favorite Mexican restaurant!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, sauce, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy, fresh, homemade, quick, restaurant style, salsa
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 41kcal


  • 4 medium vine ripened tomatoes
  • 15 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 white onion peeled and quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 jalapeños omit for mild salsa
  • 2 habaneros omit for medium or mild salsa
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 4 oz can of green chilies


  • Stem the tomatoes and peppers if using.  Juice the limes.  Peel and quarter the onion and peel the garlic.  Add all ingredients to your food processor or blender.  Blend together until smooth.  Refrigerate at least an hour before eating.  Enjoy!


Sodium: 664mg | Calcium: 29mg | Vitamin C: 18mg | Vitamin A: 494IU | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 253mg | Calories: 41kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 9g | Iron: 1mg

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