Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This salsa is similar to the kind found in Mexican restaurants. It's very different from the canned type in the grocery. It's thin and flavorful. It's so easy to make, and you'll get many complements! You can change the amount of cayenne depending on how hot you like it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain and discard about half the juice from the can of tomatoes.
  2. Place all ingredients in a food processor or a blender and pulse until well mixed.
  3. Blend more for a smooth salsa and less for a chunkier.
  4. Serve with your favorite chips. I like thin tortilla chips.
Most Helpful

This was good, but it was missing something. After preparing, I did spice it up quite a bit, but both my partner and I thought it was just OK. Tasted fresh though. Yes, I will vary the ingredients and try again.

nudnik February 01, 2013

Amazing SALSA!! I've been looking for a thin but good spicy salsa and I finally found it! I will definitely keep this recipe! I had to add a few more peppers than it called for, but that's okay. Thanks so much!

jennyboowahoo April 05, 2012

Hubby asked me to search Zaar for the thin salsa we get a mexican restaurants and yours turned out great! He loved it. I added some diced jalapeno and more cayenne pepper -- we like spicy. Will make again and again. Thanks!

nemokitty February 11, 2010