Mexican restaurant style salsa with corn chips for dipping

Essential Mexican Restaurant Style Salsa

Mexican Restaurant-Style Salsa is a cinch to make. In less than fifteen minutes you'll be dipping those happy chips into a fresh tasting, flavorful bowl of tomato salsa that tastes just like it came from your favorite Mexican Restaurant.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American/Mexican
Keyword Restaurant Style Salsa
Servings 8
Calories 13 kcal


  • 2 10 ounce Cans diced tomatoes and green chiles such as Rotel Original, partially drained
  • 1 15 ounce Can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves or more to taste
  • 1 medium onion rough chopped
  • 1 clove garlic rough chpped
  • 1 whole jalapeno stem, seeds and veins removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon New Mexico Red Chile Powder or Ancho will work well
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh lime
  • 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar


  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a 14-cup food processor, If you have a smaller food processor, you can process the ingredients in batches and then mix everything together in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you'd like. I do about 10 to 15 pulses. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.
  3. Refrigerate the salsa for at least an hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Essential Mexican Restaurant Style Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 13
% Daily Value*
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.