Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa

This Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa tastes like it came straight from your favorite Mexican restaurant, and it's ready in 10 minutes!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep 15 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 46 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 28 ounce can whole tomatoes, drained
  • 20 ounce can Rotel
  • ½ small onion roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 jalepeño seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • Juice from ½ a lime
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
US Customary - Metric


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Pulse until it reaches your desired consistency (less for a chunkier salsa, more for a thinner one - my salsa pictured above was 8 to 10 pulses). Refrigerate for at least one hour, then serve with your favorite tortilla chips. This salsa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Notes

*Note: This makes a large quantity, so if you are using a food processor with less than an 11-cup capacity, work in batches.

Nutritional values are based on one cup of salsa

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 46
% Daily Value*
Sodium 296mg 12%
Potassium 446mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 7.6%
Vitamin C 32.2%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.