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Restaurant Style Salsa


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Today is an exciting day! Ree’s (The Pioneer Woman) NEW cookbook comes out today! I am so excited for Ree and her latest book, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier. Ree sent us an advanced copy and we have been loving and drooling over every page. And I am not joking about the drooling part, Caleb has drooled on several pages of the book. I think he is ready for solid food, well at least Ree’s cooking:) To celebrate The Pioneer Woman’s new book we made her Restaurant Style Salsa. We are huge chips and salsa fans and Ree’s salsa is the real deal.

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What is the best part of going out to a Mexican restaurant? The chips and salsa, right? I always fill up on chips and salsa and have a hard time eating my meal. You think I would learn, but it happens every time. The truth is, I really don’t care, because I LOVE chips and salsa! Ree’s Restaurant Style Salsa tastes just like the kind of salsa you get at a Mexican restaurant, but better. It is absolutely perfect! The salsa is smooth, fresh, has the perfect amount of cilantro and lime, and a nice kick at the end.

Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

The recipe is super easy to make. You blend everything together in a blender or food processor. We used our Blendtec blender and it filled it to the top, so make sure you use a large blender or food processor. I thought we were going to have way too much salsa, but it didn’t last long. It is addicting! I am so glad we don’t have to go out to a Mexican restaurant to get our salsa fix anymore. We will save money and I can eat in my stretchy pants-trust me, you will need them after eating an entire bag of chips and bowl of salsa. :)

You can find Ree’s Restaurant Style Salsa recipe in The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier, along with lots and lots of other delicious recipes. We can’t wait to cook and bake our way through the book. And in Ree fashion, every recipe includes gorgeous step-by-step photos! The book is a complete gem from cover to cover. Congratulations Ree on your new book!

Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

Restaurant Style Salsa

Yield: Serves 12

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Homemade restaurant style salsa that will MAKE you eat an entire bag of chips. It's that good!


1 can (28 Ounce) whole tomatoes with juice
2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced tomatoes And green chilies)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 whole jalapeño, quartered And sliced thin
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup fresh cilantro (more To taste)
1/2 whole lime, juiced


1. In a large food processor or blender, combine whole tomatoes, Rotel tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you'd like. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary.

2. Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond

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  2. Michele — March 13, 2012 @ 5:05 am

    I’m usually a mild salsa kind of girl! Love this salsa though, just made it a couple weeks ago.

  3. Evin — March 13, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    Hot hot hot!

  4. laura b — March 13, 2012 @ 5:16 am

    Mild! Love salsa!!

  5. Blog is the New Black — March 13, 2012 @ 5:23 am

    I actually have made this salsa and it’s divine! I like mine medium. :)

  6. Faith Plvan — March 13, 2012 @ 5:34 am

    I like my salsa medium!

  7. I definitely like my salsa mild. I’m a huge baby when it comes to spiceyness!

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  9. Kristin R — March 13, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    I love salsa but I can’t say I venture from mild too much!

  10. Eri — March 13, 2012 @ 6:10 am

    Oh, I love Ree as well, she is so funny and makes lots of fun food (and delicious.) I would love to have a signed copy of her new book!!!

  11. Gabriella — March 13, 2012 @ 6:10 am

    I like medium to hot actually. If the salsa is a bit hot, another reason to eat more chips.

  12. Hannah — March 13, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    hot hot hot!

  13. Melissa — March 13, 2012 @ 6:15 am

    Love spicy hot salsa!

  14. amy marantino — March 13, 2012 @ 6:17 am

    hot hot hot!

  15. I’m a mild salsa girl. I could eat a gallon of this stuff! 😀 Thank you for the giveaway!

  16. Anne — March 13, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    I like mine medium, and if possible, hold the cilantro.

  17. mollie k. — March 13, 2012 @ 6:37 am

    i like salsa HOT!!!

  18. Jaime — March 13, 2012 @ 6:50 am

    I’m a medium girl, but my husband likes hot salsa. I discovered this recipe of Ree’s a year or so ago on her website. We make it, usually, once a week, what with my husband being a transplanted Texan. It’s our favorite, and so, so easy.

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  21. Mary Clifton — March 13, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    I like my salsa MILD. No hot for me.

  22. Abby Flynt — March 13, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    Definitely hot. I’m a Buffalo girl.

  23. Pamela Schardin — March 13, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    Medium!! Just enough spice :)

  24. Southern Gal — March 13, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    Mild. Definitely. I’m a wimp.

  25. Kathryn — March 13, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    If I’m honest with myself, I like it mild, but I always overestimate the amount of heat I’m in the mood for, sometimes I go for the hot! But I never complain, I just request a constant flow of water into my glass! It’s so tempting to go for the hot stuff, yummy!

  26. Valerie B — March 13, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    Mild so I can have more!

  27. Kathleen McCarthy — March 13, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Mild suits my taste best…but hands down prefer a chunky salsa!!

  28. Roxanne — March 13, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    I like mine hot but only if I have a diet coke to sip to keep the burn from getting too strong!

  29. Ericka — March 13, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    Medium! I love chips and salsa! Flavor heaven :)

  30. Erica — March 13, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    Don’t enter me because I’m getting my own copy to review (CAN”T WAIT!!!), but the salsa looks awesome! This type of salsa is the only Josh will consume (hes not a chunks guy)- looks fabulous

  31. Shannon P — March 13, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    Mild to Medium flavor is great, not too hot for me!

  32. Leslie — March 13, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    Love medium salsa and some guacamole as well! My hubby does a great job with that– yummy!

  33. Jessica L. — March 13, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    this salsa is amazing! i usually like it on the milder side of medium

  34. Jeanne ODonnell — March 13, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    I like a medium flavored salsa.

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  36. I like medium salsa! Great giveaway!

  37. Jenn — March 13, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE salsa …. mild is my usual preference…. but once in a while, a good bowl of medium salsa is just fine. I tend to prefer mild for snacking and medium to add to my mexican foods (tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, etc).

    THIS looks delicious and like something my father-in-law will love, as he isn’t a big fan of the super chunky types of salsa (he hates tomatoes LOL)

  38. Katie — March 13, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    medium for sure!

  39. Cassie — March 13, 2012 @ 7:26 am

    I am a fan of medium, my husband likes hot salsa so when we make it at home we shoot for somewhere in the middle. Can’t wait to try this!

  40. Katie — March 13, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    I like mine medium, but usually have to buy/make mild for my hubby!

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