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Authentic Mexican Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

Updated on August 16, 2018
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Authentic Mexican Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

4.2 stars from 5 ratings of Authentic Mexican Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

Authentic Mexican Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

This Authentic Mexican Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe is super easy to make and ends up tasting just like the courtesy chips and salsa you get when dining at a Mexican Restaurant. It is smooth, has some heat, bursts with flavor and is sure to please a crowd. It's a really great copycat! It's not exact, but really darn close. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 8-11 cups

Authentic Mexican Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe


  • 28 oz canned peeled whole tomatos, drained
  • 2 cans Rotel tomatoes with green chilis or habeneros, drained
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 3-4 Serrano peppers, chopped
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Lime, Fresh squeezed
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1-2 white or yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder

Process it!

Combine all ingredients in food processor
Combine all ingredients in food processor

Salsa Tip

If you like extra spicy salsa swap the two cans of diced tomatoes and chili's with two cans of diced tomatoes and habanero peppers. Also, swap out the Jalapeno pepper for a green or red chili pepper. For flaming hot use a Habanero pepper.

Make sure to fully drain extra juice from the canned ingredients, if you don't it gets way to soupy, and refreezing for eating later will not taste good AT ALL.

Make sure you have water when enjoying this salsa batch! By far my favorite way to make it.

Make your salsa!

  1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor until blended. Serve immediately. Store extra in freezer air tight containers up to 2 months.

Try Authentic Mexican Restaurant Style Salsa on or with these items.... on:

  • Tacos
  • Tortillas
  • Eggs
  • burritos
  • With rice
  • Over Carnita's
  • Cold Conrona's
  • Any other dish you love that needs some Mexican flavor

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      Amanda Littlejohn 

      4 years ago

      This looks truly fabulous - and easy, too. I think that the trick with salsa is getting the balance right between the heat and the flavor. I believe in making salsa hot but not so hot that you lose the flavors. This recipe looks as if it will get that right. Many thanks. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      I like your swap idea - better chili and hotter! I can't wait to try it soon.

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      4 years ago from USA

      Looks delicious, and I bet with people's abundance of garden tomatoes at the end of the summer it is even better!

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      Sam Deal 

      4 years ago from Earth

      This looks like a solid salsa recipe. I wonder if it'll beat my favorite at Chili's?

    • Bishop55 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from USA

      Thanks everyone! I love this stuff. I've been calling it crack salsa, because I can eat the whole batch in 2 days! Oink! :)

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I have read many recipes about making salsa this one stands out so easy.

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      sujaya venkatesh 

      4 years ago

      mouth watering

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      4 years ago from United States

      Oooh I love nachos with salsa dip... will try this recipe! Thanks!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      looks easy and looks good too gave it five stars :) Frank


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