By JustaQT on April 14, 2003
Photo by SharonChen
Photo by SharonChen
"You can make this sauce easily at home. From Copykat.com (http://www.copykat.com)"
Serving Size: 1 (27 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 32
"Very smooth and fairly mild taste- next time I think I will take some others' advice and add some garlic and cilantro for a little more flavor. UPDATE: I have added about 1 T lime juice, 1/3 garlic clove, and 1 tsp dried cilantro & it makes a HUGE difference in flavor! I truly love this salsa now- so easy to make with what you have & GREAT taste!!!"
"This was so easy and good. I did add half a lime juiced and a handful of cilantro. After a few hours in the fridg it was very delicious."
"This is extremely close to Chili's salsa. This is a "no cooking" salsa but is fresh salsa so that might explain some of the low ratings. The first time I made it I followed the recipe and used canned tomatoes and thought it was good. I also added some black pepper and it gave it some extra flavor. Make sure you chill it well before serving.
2nd time I made it, I used fresh tomatoes (blanched and peeled the skin) from the garden instead of the can of whole tomatoes. Used fresh jalapenos and cilantro. Much better the 2nd time with the fresh homegrown tomatoes (this is key to a better flavor for those who didn't like.). Tomatoes from your garden or vine ripened tomatoes are key to a better flavor for those who didn't like it. Canned tomatoes (in my opinion) are better for cooking."
"It didn't taste exactly like Chili's salsa to me;........but really really good none the less!!!! I have made it a few times already."
"Loved this recipe. I've made it quite a few times now. This last time I used 1 fresh jalapeno (without seeds) and truvea instead of sugar. Yum"
"AWESOME!!! We all love this salsa! I have made it many times as is, and thought that I would add that I have recently made it using home grown tomatoes and peppers. I just peeled the tomatoes first, and cooked it on the stove top for 10 minutes before blending. It tasted just the same as using canned, and helped with the overflow of fresh tomatoes."
"I will NEVER buy salsa from the supermarket again! This is almost a dead ringer for the restaurant's. I added a teaspoon of cilantro. My kids are VERY PICKY about their salsa, and this one is amazing."
"I LOVE this salsa! While I can't comment on its similarity to Chili's since I haven't been there in awhile, I will say this recipe is quick, easy, and cheap. I followed the recipe exactly, but added dried cilantro at the end. YUM!"
"Love this! Have always hated jar salsa and Chilli's salsa has always been a favorite so I thought I'd try it. While not exactly like Chilli's it is great all by itself. Even more so when you consider that the items are all canned. Because of the canned items, I believe that you can safely omit the salt but otherwise the only changes I made was to add a little lime juice and some fresh cilantro. Can't wait to try it this summer with fresh tomatoes from the garden!"
"I just realized I haven't reviewed this. I've been using this for the past year at least. It's so nice that you can usually have all the ingredients on hand, except maybe the jalapeno. The taste is surprisingly fresh with the use of canned tomatoes. It only literally takes minutes to make, so you can whip it up in no time. Great recipe."
"Excellent and oh so easy!!! Made exactly as stated but used 2 fresh jalapenos and added fresh cilantro and lime juice as recommended by others!! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!!"
"This was excellent! So much like Chili's. I added some fresh cilantro and a little lime juice and it took it to a whole other level. Will make again and again."
"So easy and so good. I may never buy jarred salsa again!"
"Mmmmmmmmm so good. I used a small serano chili, 1/2 lime juiced & cilantro. So easy and will be my go to recipe from now on. Thanks!"
"Very authentic! I have always loved the smooth texture of Chili's salsa, and you nailed this recipe! Thank you!"
"This Salsa is not even close to Chili's WOW terrible"
"Best Salsa recipe ever! Especially good for those who don't like chunks of stuff, like my hubby and kids. I put all of it in the processor and keep it on hand all the time. I haven't bought salsa in years because nothing tastes as good as this. We think it's good as is but will occasionally add cilantro and a clove of garlic. Super Yummy, either way!"
"This tastes nothing like the chillies restaurant salsa. Do not waste your money."
"Easy to make and a big hit with the whole family! My 5 yr old even loves this stuff."
"I love this salsa. I have been making for several months now, and I'm just now getting around to writing a review. I just made some today. I made it for my family members, who are Mexican food lovers, and they LOVED it. I took the advice of another reviewer, and I add cilantro, lime, and minced garlic. The nice thing about this recipe is you can adjust the ingredients to your taste. Make sure when you buy the diced tomatoes, though, that they're not Italian! Been there, done that. And it's hard to mask those flavors. Great recipe! Thanks!"