Restaurant Style Salsa

Homemade restaurant style salsa that will MAKE you eat an entire bag of chips. This salsa recipe makes smooth, fresh salsa with the perfect amount of cilantro and lime and just the right amount of kick.

Jar of homemade salsa made from easy salsa recipe

Easy Blender Salsa

To celebrate The Pioneer Woman’s new book we made her Restaurant Style Salsa.ย We are huge chips and salsa fans and Ree’s salsa recipe is the real deal. I love this salsa because it is made in the blender. You dump everything in and blend it up! It only takes about 10 minutes tops to make and it is BETTER than any salsa you can get at a restaurant. This easy blender salsa is the real deal! Our family LOVES it!

Plated chips and homemade salsa made from easy salsa recipe

Homemade Salsa Better than a Restaurant

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!ย Ree’s Restaurant Style Salsa recipe tastes just like the kind of salsa you get at a Mexican restaurant, but better. It is absolutely perfect! This homemade salsa recipe makes salsa that is smooth, fresh, has the perfect amount of cilantro and lime, and a nice kick at the end.

Chip dipped in Restaurant Style Salsa

This is an Easy 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Great Appetizer or Side to Any Mexican Meal

We love starting any Mexican meal with chips and salsa. We also like topping any and all Mexican food with this easy blender salsa. It is the perfect addition to any Mexican recipe. We love adding this salsa to tacos, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, taco salads, taquitos, and MORE! This salsa spices up any meal!

This recipe makes a bit batch of salsa so be prepared to share! It is the perfect salsa to serve at parties. You can also keep it in the refrigerator in an jar or container for up to two weeks. You can also freeze it for up to one month. It is always good to have around!

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Restaurant Style Salsa

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

Yield: Serves 12

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 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 jalapeรฑo, 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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