Restaurant-Style Blender Salsa
Appetizers,  Gluten Free,  Mexican/Latin

Restaurant-Style Salsa

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Why have I waited so long to discover how easy AND inexpensive it is to make Restaurant-Style Salsa at home, by simply using your blender?!

We love Fresh Tomato Salsa in the summer when the tomatoes are abundant and delicious.  But frankly, I’m not willing to pay for over-priced, not all that tasty, supermarket tomatoes during the winter months.  Instead we turn to our freezer where we’ve got Homemade Tomato Sauce and to our pantry where we always have canned tomatoes on hand.

Restaurant Style Salsa Ingredients

1 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes (preferably no salt added), one onion, 2-3 jalapenos, 2-3 garlic cloves, a handful of fresh cilantro, a dash of lime juice, and a sprinkle of cumin, salt & pepper go into the blender.

Restaurant Style Salsa in Blender

We like our salsa a little bit chunky when serving with chips.  So just several good pulses in the blender or Vitamix until the desired consistency is reached.  If you have time, chill the salsa for an hour or so before serving to let all the flavors come together.

Restaurant-Style Blender Salsa
Restaurant-Style Blender Salsa

Restaurant-Style Salsa

Libby with Lemony Thyme


  • 1 28- ounce can diced tomatoes with juice preferably no salt added
  • 1 onion large diced
  • 2-3 jalapenos seeds removed, diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro small stems and leaves about 2 cups
  • 1 tsp. lime juice or to taste
  • 1 tsp. cumin or to taste
  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper or to taste
  • pinch cayenne pepper optional


  • Place all ingredients into your blender or Vitamix container. Pulse until desired consistency is reached. Adjust seasonings to taste. Chill before serving.
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