Fresh Restaurant Style Salsa made fresh at home with simple ingredients perfect for appetizers, snacks, and parties.
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This post was updated 07/13/2020
Restaurant Style Salsa with Fresh Tomatoes
I am an absolute salsa & chips fiend. If there are salsa & chips present chances are those salsa & chips are already in my mouth. I remember growing up I would polish off a whole jar of salsa with chips as an after school snack, I am not just saying a few times like this was a regular occurrence. Oh to have that metabolism still… To this day it is still one of my go to snacks. So I set out to create a Fresh Restaurant Style Salsa.
There are a lot of salsa recipes out there, but so many of them feature canned tomatoes. I am not saying that those salsas are bad, I would still eat it all but I wanted fresh. So I played with the different fresh ingredients until I found the perfect combination of a Fresh Restaurant Style Salsa.
This salsa recipe is made with tomatoes, jalapeños, onion, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, & salt. These fresh ingredients are blended together in a food processor to make the perfect Fresh Restaurant Style Salsa.
How to Make Homemade Salsa in the Food Processor
For this recipe you will need fresh:
- Roma Tomatoes
- Lime juice
Easy enough ingredients right? And the best part is that making the actual salsa is just as simple as the list of ingredients.
You will first prep everything for the food processor. Quarter cut the tomatoes. Half the jalapeños and remove the insides (for a spicier salsa leave the seed and white insides). And roughly chop the onion.
Add everything to a food processor. Processes about 30 seconds until smooth.
Taste check, make sure salt, cilantro, and spice levels are good and adjust as necessary. Best served chilled.
Question, Tips & Tricks:
- This salsa can definitely be personalized, add extra cilantro if you love that flavor, or extra jalapeños if you love it spicy.
- While the recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon of salt, the actual amount you may use can vary greatly on your personal preference and what type of chips you are using (some will be a lot saltier than others). So start at 1/2 teaspoon and work your way up if you like it more salty.
- If you are having trouble balancing the acidity out or it seems a bit bitter and a little bit of sugar, about ½ to 1 teaspoon.
- Looking for a food processor? This Hamilton Beach Food Processor from Amazon is the one I use.
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Fresh Restaurant Style Salsa
restaurant style salsa made fresh at home with simple ingredients
- 6 roma tomatoes
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 jalapeños
- 1/2 cup packed cilantro (or more to taste)
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or up to 1 teaspoon to taste)
- 1/2 small onion (1/4 cup diced)
- Quarter cut the tomatoes. Half the jalapeños, for a spicier salsa leave the seed and white insides, for a mild salsa use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and white insides. Roughly dice the onion.
- Add everything to a food processor. Processes about 30 seconds until smooth.
- Taste check, make sure salt, cilantro, and spice levels are good and adjust as necessary. Best served chilled.
This salsa can definitely be personalized, add extra cilantro if you love that flavor, or extra jalapeños if you love it spicy.
The recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon of salt, the actual amount you may use can vary greatly on your personal preference and what type of chips you are using (some will be a lot saltier than others). So start at 1/2 teaspoon and work your way up if you like it more salty!
Original recipe asked for 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar, after reviewing the recipe I am making this optional, add in a pinch of sugar if the salsa seems too bitter.
Keeps in the fridge for 3-4 days.
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Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 181mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.
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Lauren, The Schmidty Wife
P.S. Looking for quick dinners? Check out my Sticky Orange Chicken Thighs or my One Pot Southwest Quinoa.
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