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Easy Restaurant Style Salsa

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Coco and Ash


  • Food processor or blender


  • 1 can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes (14.5 ounce)
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1/2 of a small red onion (peeled and cut into a few large chunks)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (seeds and membranes removed-optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 handful of fresh cilantro (about 1/2 cup)
  • Juice from 1 small lime


  • Add the garlic, onion, and jalapeño to the food processor or blender and pulse a few times to break up the large chunks.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


For a mild salsa: just leave out the entire jalapeño or try adding just half.
For extra spice: use the whole jalapeño including seeds and membranes. 
For a thicker salsa, drain the can of tomatoes before adding.
For those who hate cilantro: just skip it :) 
If you would like to use fresh tomatoes when they are in season: I would suggest using roma tomatoes. Just use a spoon to scoop out the seeds to prevent the salsa from being too pink and watery