Restaurant Style Salsa

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

You sit down at a Mexican restaurant and they bring you a bowl of chips and salsa. You have one chip, dip it, but can't stop there. You continue until all the chips and salsa are gone and ask for more. This is that salsa. It is great on any dish from tacos to scrambled eggs. Adjust the amount of jalapeno peppers and salt to suite your own palate. With the two Jalapenos, this version is spicy.


  1. Pan roast with, no oil, the unpeeled garlic cloves and jalapeno peppers on medium-high until skins are darkened on all sides. About 5 minutes for the jalapenos and 8-10 minutes for the garlic.
  2. Peel garlic and add to food processor with jalapeno and onion. Process until ingredients are finely minced. (de-seeding the jalapenos or only using one will result in a medium heat salsa).
  3. Add all remaining ingredients (tomatoes, cumin, cilantro, lime juice, and salt) and process until smooth.
  4. Cool for one hour in refrigerator prior to serving.
Most Helpful

Very good! As soon as we finish the salsa, we immediately make another batch. IT IS THAT GOOD!

mariposa13 August 26, 2011

This was a good recipe! My daughter thought it had too much cilantro so I might reduce that next time to please her. I will also cut the recipe in half the next time that I make it because it made a lot. Good for a party!

Andtototoo! August 02, 2009