Restaurant Style Salsa

By Maria Lichty

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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.

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Easy Blender Salsa

We are huge chips and salsa fans and fresh homemade salsa is the BEST! I promise it is MUCH better than store bought and don’t worry, it’s super easy to make! You only need a few ingredients and 10 minutes to make this Restaurant Style Salsa. You will be chipping and dipping in no time!

I love this salsa because it is made in the blender (a food processor works too). You add all of the ingredients and blend it up! The salsa will remind you of your favorite restaurant salsa, but better! Homemade is always best, especially when it’s so easy!

Plated chips and homemade salsa made from easy salsa recipe

How to Make Restaurant Style Salsa

  • For this salsa recipe, you need canned whole tomatoes AND canned Rotel tomatoes with green chiles. The green chiles add great flavor without being spicy. I love this salsa recipe because it uses canned tomatoes, making it a good salsa to make all-year round!
  • Add a pinch of sugar to cut the acidity of the tomatoes. If you are avoiding added sugars, you can leave it out and it will still be good.
  • I use a whole jalapeño, but remove the seeds. Most of the heat comes from the seeds. If you want a super mild salsa, you can use half of a jalapeño or leave it completely out.
  • Fresh cilantro and fresh lime juice really brighten up the salsa!
  • In a blender or food processor, add tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, sugar (if using), cumin, salt and lime.
  • Pulse until desired consistency is reached. If you want a chunky salsa, just pulse it a few times. If you want a smooth salsa, let the blender run for about 30 seconds.
  • Taste and season with salt, if necessary.
  • You can serve right away or refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors come to life.
Chip dipped in Restaurant Style Salsa

How to Store

I love this salsa because you can store it in a jar or container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Ours usually doesn’t last that long though:)

You can freeze the salsa, but I think fresh is best! When you freeze it, it will get a little watery. Drain off excess water and then enjoy. You can freeze it for up to one month.

Serving Suggestions

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 fajitas, 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.

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Restaurant Style Salsa

This easy homemade salsa is made in a blender and tastes just like your favorite restaurant style salsa! It only takes 10 minutes to make!
4.65 from 39 votes


  • 28 ounces whole tomatoes with juice (canned)
  • 20 ounces Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 whole jalapeño, quartered and sliced thin, seeds removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, more to taste
  • 1/2 whole lime, juiced


  • 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.
  • Refrigerate salsa and serve with tortilla chips.


Recipe by Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman


Calories: 24kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 106mg, Potassium: 218mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 182IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1mg
Keywords gluten free, vegan

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  1. 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!!!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

    1. Milk is what will take the heat away from your mouth. Try that instead of milk.

  5. 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

  6. 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)

  7. 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!

  8. The best way to have salsa is medium so that your mouth really starts to tingle with some big chunks of mango that adds a nice contrast!

  9. I’m usually on the hotter-side of medium if I’m eating with it, but I’ll use a milder salsa if I’m cooking with it, since my husband has milder tastes. 🙂

  10. I just made Ree’s salsa (from her recipe online) on Saturday when we had friends over and they loved it!
    My favorite salsa is medium!

  11. I like my salsa medium. If it’s not too hot, I dip and pile the salsa. If it’s hot, just a quick dip…perfect either way.

  12. ooooh, i’m pretty much a medium girl– i love some spicy salsa in small doses, though! thank you for this giveaway! xo.

  13. That salsa sounds excellent – adding to my to try list! I’m usually a medium salsa, sometimes hot but usually in the middle!

  14. I like mild salsa with LOTS of cilantro….oh, and a big ole bowl of fresh guacamole with plenty of lime!

  15. This sounds wonderful! I usually like mild or medium salsa, but it depends on the brand. Green Mountain Gringo salsa from Vermont is spicy, so I go with mild. I can’t wait to make this!

  16. Love Ree and love her first cookbook so I’m sure this one is great too! And I like my salsa mild with some chunky tomatoes and lots of cilantro!

  17. Yum, this salsa is SO good! I never even measure the ingredients anymore and it still comes out wonderfully. I love mine medium!

  18. I love Ree’s salsa! I love that you can make it the same consistently since it uses canned tomatoes. Yay for great salsa year round! I like my salsa medium but my husband likes his hot.

  19. Usually medium although sometimes hot, only when I have a cold beer in hand to counteract it a bit 😉

  20. ahhhh this cookbook looks amazing!! I used to never like spicy foods, but I guess my taste buds are changing because now i can’t get enough! definitely hot spicy salsa!! 🙂 Beautiful book!

  21. I like my salsa medium and I love Ree’s Restaurant Style Salsa. This book is on my wish list and I would love to win a signed copy!!!!!

  22. I am a salsa slut. Is that bad? Don’t judge. I love it. I would marry it if I could.

  23. We like our salsa HOT! =) What a fun giveaway; thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  24. Medium Salsa works best for our house! Satisfies both the mild lovers and the hot lovers! What a great giveaway! Thanks so much!

  25. I love PW and have been following her for almost 2 years. I’ve never made her restaurant style salsa. I do have her first cookbook and everything I’ve made from it is pretty good. Would love her new cookbook.

  26. This salsa sounds delish. I like mine mild to medium got so I don’t think I’d need to revise this recipe at all.

  27. I like hot, but usually make mild since my daughters love salsa. I will try Ree’s recipe. Thanks for posting!

  28. Two of my favorite things today – salsa and Ree’s cookbook! Thanks for offering a generous giveaway! I really enjoy your blog! Have a wonderful week!

  29. i’m pretty much a medium girl. Our local mexican place has awesome salsa but i never start eating it until i get my glass of water ( or beer to be truthful) Sometimes its really mild but other times it can knock your socks off its so spicy. I’m an not esp known for my restraint but the last few times there i’ve shockingly not had one chip because like you, once i start it’s over. Fingers crossed i win cause i LOVE REE!!

  30. We were at a restaurant this past weekend that had house salsa that was so spicy! People were randomly coughing all over the restaurant as they tried it. I’m more of a medium kind of girl. I prefer to feel me lips after a meal. 🙂

  31. I personally go with a mild salsa but my hubby likes it HOT! If it doesn’t make him sweat, it not hot enough!

  32. Can not wait to make this salsa! Sounds perfect!
    Would LOVE a signed book.. Would be so special!!!!

  33. I like my salsa medium, and I LOVE Ree’s restaurant style salsa – it’s the only salsa I make anymore!

  34. I LOVE salsa and can devour an entire bowl when we go out for Mexican. I had a friend who would make the best super hot salsa that I would covet, but then my body decided it prefers medium or mild. Naturally I push the limits as much as I can tolerate so its usually medium-hot. I have always wanted to make my own, but for some reason I just haven’t yet. This recipe is definitely going to the top of my list!

  35. I love my salsa medium. I would love to win a signed copy of Ree’s book, she is coming to my hometown on her book tour and of course I will be out of town!

  36. I love my salsa medium. You gotta have a little kick to it, but not so much to wear you can’t enjoy and chow down!! 😉

  37. I love my salsa medium! And Im with you!! I totally ALWAYS fill up on salsa first!! 😛 Its just so good!!

  38. My salsa is usually mild, but sometimes I step out of my comfort zone and go for medium. Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. This is almost how I make salsa, except I roast 6-8 jalapeños and add. When you grow up in New Mexico, the hotter the better!!

  40. I love salsa… I prefer mine to have a medium heat. I make it mild here at home, ’cause I have some family that like it that way, but usually the second or third day after it’s made it’s deliciously warmer!! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!

  41. With a bit of kick. I need to able to enjoy it but not burn my mouth with the spiciness. Right now am enjoying the kick chipotle but any chile will do, the salsa just needs to be good!

  42. I love homemade salsa! I like it medium! Enough to make my tounge tingle, but not so hot it makes my nose run:)

  43. O I love some “blow me out of the water” spicy, hot salsa! Sometimes I mix it with queso when we go to Tex-Mex restaurants! Sooooo good!

  44. I like my salsa hot. My roommate is from Mexico and he makes sure we’re never short on super-hot salsa.

  45. I like it medium to hot. My dad grew ghost chili’s this summer, and I have a sauce that I add a drop or two to this recipe. I LOVE this salsa recipe and make it all summer long and occasionally even in the winter. You can also cut it in half pretty easily (just buy smaller cans), and then use the other half of the jalepeno in dinner 😉

  46. I like my salsa medium!! A little bit of kick, but not makes-you-wanna-cry hot. Perfection with some Tostitos Scoops. 😉

  47. I would love the hot salsa! But we make it medium as well for kiddos!

    Great Giveaway! Thank you for hosting!

  48. I used to only be able to handle mild, but I am working on increasing my heat palate and now am up to medium….yum salsa!

  49. That does sound good and I would probably like it as it doesnt have a lot of onion & it’s smooth, no chunks of veggies – yes I’m picky….
    I would like my salsa medium….
    Good Luck everyone!

  50. This salsa looks amazing, and I know that it is because I have made it. 🙂 I like my salsa hot.

    Have a great week!

  51. I love medium salsa, but I don’t know if that’s only because my family can’t handle it any hotter! Maybe I’m a hot salsa gal!

  52. I like my salsa mild although I tend to throw a jalapeno slices on the chips. Love Ree’s salsa.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  53. I actually don’t like salsa (I know, I’m crazy) but I’d definitely want the least spicy option if I did-mild.

  54. I love my salsa hot! Not enough that I can’t keep eating it, but enough to make me think twice about chugging it!

  55. Salsa – I’m a mild person but everyone else in my family is hot!! Can’t wait to try this recipe for them.

  56. Oh boy! Both my hubby and I LOVE spicy stuff. We make our salsa super spicy unless we’re having people over. Spicy salsa for us!!! 😉

  57. I’m going to be honest…I’m not a salsa fan. When we go to a mexican restaurant the salsa is for my husband and we order queso for me 🙂 I’m all about some cheese!

  58. I LOVE mexican anything – but am a bit of a wuss with heat factors – so I’m going to have to say MILD!

  59. I like my salsa in between medium and hot. And this recipe looks soooo good! Thanks for the chance to enter! 🙂

  60. Medium is the perfect way to taste all the flavors without being so hot that you can’t taste anything.

  61. Salsa at our house has to be mild for the kiddos, but I prefer medium! Thanks for the amazing giveaway.

  62. Hooray for salsa! Ree’s recipes are so amazing. Thanks for sharing yet another delicious recipe. Hot salsa all the way baby!

  63. I like it mild, but my husband likes it more on the hot side, so we usually compromise and go with medium! =)

  64. I like my salsa medium. Hot enough that it has a little kick, but not so hot that it I can’t shovel it down! 🙂 I am drooling over your salsa pictures. I could eat salsa with a spoon. No chips needed!

  65. All this salsa talk and those terrific photos have me wanting chips and salsa right now! lol I love mild salsa. Thanks for the opportunity to win the cookbook. I have the first one which I love!

  66. I take mine mild and have been known to add a little sour cream to get just the right temperature for me.

  67. I’m definitely a mild salsa kind of gal but my husband loves it hot & spicy. We usually meet in the middle with a medium heat salsa.

  68. I love my salsa spicy~hot but my husband is more of mild kinda guy so we compromise and usually go for medium! 😉

  69. I’m not a salsa person, but my husband loves it hot…the hotter the better. And, my kids inherited that from him!

  70. So excited about her new book! I can’t wait to get it in! And this salsa recipe looks amazing. I love my salsa medium, not too hot or too milk.

  71. I absolutely love restaurant salsa and would love to try this recipe! I like to add lots of hot peppers to mine! In my opinion the spicier the better!! With lots of blue corn tortilla chips! yum!

  72. I just love Ree, I love her blog, her show on Food Network and her recipes! I’ve tried the salsa listed above…….LOVE IT!!!!!! I’m a medium salsa kind of person, just enough heat to let me know that it’s a mexican type food, but not so hot that it scorches my mouth.

    Have a great day you guys!!!!


  73. Eek, what a great giveaway!! I love my salsa medium, not too hot but with just the right amount of kick 🙂 Can’t wait to see who the lucky winners are!

  74. Salsa is so down to my toes wonderful, but I like different strengths at different times. On a mellow evening, I truly want a medium strength salsa with cilantro nice embedded in the flavor, whereas for a fun, popping night, I’d go with a hot, spicy salsa that keeps my toes tapping. But then, I’ve been known to be happy with a mild salsa on a mild day. Hey, it’s salsa. I can’t live without it!

  75. Ok – that salsa does look easy, and GREAT – just the exact same consistency that I love! Can’t wait to try it!

    I like my salsa medium – just a touch a kick to it, but not so much that my mouth burns all night from it!

  76. I am definately a mild kind of girl. But will eat hotter, if I have a glass of milk readily available!! (my guys are all more Medium to Hot lovers)

  77. Heyo! Looks fantastic. I like mine medium, but the gentleman of the household likes his mild. DRAMA.

  78. I love my salsa smooth and medium. I’m not a big fan of the chunky salsa craze. I also LOVE Ree! I have her first cookbook and refer to her blog often for great recipes. I’ve cooked many winners for my family (and it is saying A LOT when my family can agree on a recipe!) from her website. Love your site, too! Thanks for the give away!

  79. I love mild salsa! I used to not be able to handle any spice, but I’ve worked my way up to mild and love a kick in my food!

  80. I love medium or even hot sometimes, but with two young kiddos at home, I usually have to settle for the mild. 🙂

  81. I like my salsa with just a little kick, so depending on the recipe, mild or medium is my choice! Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  82. I like my salsa mild for sure! We just finished some great buttermilk bisguits and they were delicious. I got the recipe from Ree’s show episode “sleepover”. Try them the are wonderful. I’m looking forward to trying the recipes rom Ree’s new book. Congrats Ree!

  83. Definitely medium–just enough heat to make it tasty, but not so much that I can’t taste the other flavors in the salsa!

  84. I forgot to say I like my salsa spicy or not so spicy depending on my mood for the day.. Lol! But with the sun shining today, I’m making this salsa spicy with a great Margarita.. Thanks to you guys!! Yummy!! I will need to make another batch not so spicy for my boys! Thanks!!
    Thanks also for the chance to win a cookbook! Would be amazing to get a signed copy!!!

  85. a salsa that will MAKE you eat a whole bag of chips is my kind of salsa! and nothing beats homemade because you can make it how spicy you’d like. i’m a spicy lover, so i’d like mine hot please! (:

  86. I am a wimp and like mild. My husband is a glutton for punishment and likes salsa so hot that he is miserable later. We’ve learned to adapt and now just eat medium.

  87. Isn’t salsa a food group?!?! I’m pretty sure it is listed as a part of your daily diet requirements for a healthy and happy life. <3

  88. I’m so excited for this cookbook! I like my salsa either mild or medium, a little heat is good but not too much!

  89. Love Ree. Love HOT salsa. Looking forward to trying her recipe! Saw her on the today show this morning too and she rocked it!!

  90. I love my salsa somewhere between mild and medium. My husband would love the hot and spicy. I can not wait to get a copy of her book especially if I win a signed copy! Thanks!

  91. Most of the time I prefer mild, but now and then I get a taste for something a little hotter and will venture to medium! LOVE cilantro and the lime flavor! Love salsa with chips and on baked potatoes!

  92. I prefer my salsa Medium but occasionally go out on a limb and try hot – and then typically end up sucking on a spoon filled with sour cream..
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  93. Once in a while I like it hot, but usually I eat my salsa medium hot. I love to have it with chips, but more often than not, I add it to soups or stews, or rice to add a kick!

  94. I love salsa! And probably medium for me, I want some kick but want to be able to enjoy it too. Congratulations Ree on the release of your cookbook!

  95. We love medium to hot salsa in our house!

    Here’s a fun stereotype breaker tidbit for y’all: My husband, who is Caucasian loves things spicier than I do and I am Hispanic. Go figure! 🙂

  96. I used to like HOT- but due to stomach surgery, I have to go mild now. But I still love good flavor. I fed my daughter refried beans, salsa, and rice when she was 6 months old, and she never would eat baby food again!

  97. I made this when it was first posted learned to use extra hot Rotel because I like my salsa hot. But this is the best ever. This is a great giveaway even though I never win. Hope springs eternal.

  98. I like my salsa medium-mild 🙂 A little spicier than mild, but less than medium…hence, I like to make my own. Would love to try this recipe…and will do so soon!

  99. Mild. I am a huge baby when it comes to salsa. I love salsa though!! Husband on the other hand hotter the better he says!!

  100. I make only Ree’s salsa and we love it! I can only take (mildly) medium heat whereas my husband can take it as hot as I can make it!

  101. The HOTTER, the BETTER! I’m a new fan of the Pioneer Woman. I love her simple, tasty recipes. I’d love to win a copy of her cookbook!

  102. I am more of a mild salsa kinda girl, but I can eat Medium sometimes if I’m feeling a little extra spicy that day! 😉

    Thanks for the great cookbook giveaway opportunity!

  103. I love a good medium salsa. This looks like a fabulous cookbook and a great giveaway. Thanks for sharing, Maria!

  104. Mild is best for my stomach although my taste buds love to try medium. This salsa looks perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!

  105. i like it medium now. it only took me 30 years to go from mild to med! i never liked cilantro and now i really LOVE it.

  106. I like medium but hubby loves his stuff Hot, hot, hot! I would love this book it looks like something hubby and I would enjoy very much!

  107. Medium salsa with plenty of cilantro and lime. My hubby makes salsa alot like this and it’s SO addictive!!! YUM!

  108. This salsa recipe looks great! I look forward to trying it. I like my salsa hot with lots of cilantro. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  109. I’m a born & bred Texas girl, and I like my salsa HOT. I love Ree’s show & can’t wait to get a cookbook. p.s. – I also love your website!!!!

  110. I’m a born & bred Texas girl, and I like my salsa HOT. I love Ree’s show & can’t wait to get her cookbook. p.s. – I also love your website.

  111. I like mine medium. I like a good kick but nothing so hot that you get really uncomfortable – that just takes the fun out of it!

  112. I like my salsa medium! I love Ree and can’t wait to check out her new cookbook, and yours too! Congrats!

  113. This salsa is amazing- we make it weekly, though we halve the recipe. I make it medium, but served up on some spicy food. Delicious!

  114. I used to be a mild girl….Now I’m starting to kick things up and venture info the hot world…..Love this recipe ….and with a frozen margarita… die for….

  115. I think I like the medium the best, although I occasionally add a bit of hot sauce to the medium. I like a little burn, but not too much! Can’t wait to make this, it will go perfect with my Friday night get together this weekend, fish tacos are on the menu!

  116. I personally like to have 3 salsas lined up. An avOcado, mild and then a nice spicy one!
    😮 congrats on the new book!!

  117. I LIKE MY SALSA HOT, but nowadays I have been making it mild so kids can eat it too, so really I like it anyway. Cannot wait to try this recipe.

  118. I prefer medium. Too much heat and you don’t get the flavor of all the ingredients. Definitely gonna try this recipe!

  119. I absolutely love her! I watch her show in tv all the time!

    Thank you for the chance to win!
    my fiance and I just bought our first house! Would love to make him some good dinners and snacks!!

    avalenti6936 at yahoo dot com

  120. I thought I liked my salsa hot until I moved to the southwest… Now even the mild makes me tear up! New England people have no idea what hot is!

  121. Somewhere between medium and hot! I want it to have a kick, but I want to be able to taste other things after eating it. 🙂

  122. I’m a spicy kinda gal! I always need to have it at home, as I tend to eat it with anything, not just chips!

  123. I love her Corn and Cheese Chowder. I made it a couple weeks ago for the first time and then I’ve made it once a week since. It’s soooo easy and so comforting. It’s ‘knock your socks off’ good!

  124. I’m not a big salsa fan, but my family is! They’ll love this recipe and I’ll find out tonight! I watch Pioneer Woman on TV, too, would love to win her book.

  125. It depends … If hot salsa will take the paint off an old Buick, I’m a medium kind of girl. I do like some kick to it though. I love Ree and her website! Her photos make me homesick for a lifestyle that’s rare nowadays. Having spent most of my life in Oklahoma, with my family still there, it’s easy to feel like part of her family. Just wish I could be there for dinner!

  126. I’m a medium kind of girl, every once in awhile I like to go for hot though! Gets the metabolism going ;).

  127. Hi Maria, being from Texas I prefer my salsa hot! The the hotter the better, and a good cold blended margarita to top it off! Thank you for the delicious giveaway!

  128. We have a restaurant that makes awesome salsa ..but sometimes it is to hot…so we bought a chopper to make our own…not quite the same…but we love medium to NOT to HOT

  129. Hot salsa is the best! Just so long as I can still taste everything. PW’s salsa recipe is my go to! It is the best 🙂

  130. I like medium salsa the best. It’s got to be hot enough for a kick of flavor, but mild enough so I’m not crying.

  131. I usually like it medium or hot, but have to stick with mild until my baby is born…too much heartburn!

  132. I love Ree too. I like my salsa medium. And I too, eat so many chips and salsa at mexican restaurants that I’m full by the time my dinner arrives. Oh well. I hope I win!!!

  133. Ree is the person who inspired me to get my hands dirty in the kitchen. I probably wouldn’t be perusing blogs for recipes like I do today if it weren’t for her!

    With salsa, I love it medium to hot. I love my salsa on everything!

  134. I am loving these giveaways, mostly because I just found about four new food blogs to follow. (As if I needed to follow more food blogs, but I just can’t help it. The deliciousness is addicting.)

    Oh and I love spicy salsa!! But I buy medium since the kids eat salsa too. Now I’ll just make an extra batch just for me! 🙂

  135. I like salsa medium. I’ve actually made this recipe. Rather, the one she posted online. It’s just how I like it!

  136. I like it hot! This recipe is a staple at our house and I recently shaved a 5 minutes it takes me to make it using an immersion blender. Hooray – salsa in 4 minutes!

  137. Mild all the way! I would like it medium perhaps but in order for the whole family to enjoy it, I make it mild! Thanks for the chance to win!

  138. I’m as medium to hot kinda girl. And lots of cilantro. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

    anabidia @ yahoo dot com

  139. I love all heat levels of salsa…so excited about the cookbook giveaway…Thanks, Ree, for your cookbook donations to this giveaway…Okies are the best cooks.

  140. I’m usually a medium kind of girl, but every Pioneer Woman recipe I make is WAAAAAAAYYYY too spicy for me! I generally only use half of the spicy ingredients she suggests.

  141. Medium for my house. My daughter and her friend have chips and salsa for an after school snack almost every day.

  142. This salsa looks delicious! We LOVE chips and salsa at our house, and using canned tomatoes make a great salsa in the winter!! I like my salsa medium; with a kick, but not too much that I can’t eat lots of it!

  143. I love salsa 2! :). I have the same problem at Mexican restaurants as well, can’t stop eating it. Medium is the best for me. I like it a little spicy…….
    Love your blog, your recipes are awesome! The pictures make me want to prepare hem all!