Ultimate Restaurant Salsa

"I have been trying for years to duplicate the salsa served in authentic Mexican restaurants. I've tried soooo many recipes, and none of them ever panned out. Too juciy, too pasty, too sweet, too bland....So I came up with my own through much trial and error. This recipe makes a medium-hot temperature. Warning: This is addictive! The only way to make it better is to serve it with fresh guacamole."
photo by Artandkitchen photo by Artandkitchen
photo by Artandkitchen
Ready In:




  • Mix all ingredients in large nonreactive bowl. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours. Taste, and readjust seasoning if needed.
  • Enjoy!

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. mama smurf
    This was very good. (Better if I would have had home grown tomatoes). I fixed half the recipe using fresh tomatoes and jalapeno...other than that I followed the directions. Delicious! I served it with beef carna asada, Spanish rice#20780 and cabbage salsa#37237. I made my meal into tacos using the salsas and some of the rice DH ate his on his plate with some of the salsa on top. Definately a keeper. Thank you. Made for Bounce the Ball for Summer Fun tag game.
  2. Artandkitchen
    Wow! This is a really top salsa recipe. I used canned tomatoes and fresh cherry tomatoes.<br/>The recipe is easy and really fast. We enjoyed it with meat balls, a big mix salad and crispy bread.<br/>I think this salsa can be used in many many different ways. <br/>I recommend this recipe!


I am a former retail management slave who is now a stay at home mom who absolutely loves her job. I have an eight year old, a two year old and a nine month old who all bring their own kind of joy to my life. My favorite thing in the world is to cook. We have a real, from scratch family dinner almost every night. Please don't be offended if I somewhat change a recipe in my review. I look at recipes sort of as guidelines, and alter them according to inspiration. I've received alot of helpful advice from reviews, that's why I share what I've done differently. With my little ones I'm pretty busy, but I LOVE this site and plan on being even more active as they get older.
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes