Homemade Restaurant-Style Salsa

I have tortilla chips and salsa with my lunch pretty regularly. I’m a big fan of most salsas and I love trying new ones. I started making my own recently, which is fun and easy to do! As a bonus, it’s saving us money; I’m making more than twice the amount that I used to buy for less than I used to spend. ^_^ This recipe fills a 32oz (quart) wide-mouth mason jar.


28 oz can petite diced tomatoes

¼ cup onion, diced

10 jalapeño slices (from store-bought jar – I use Great Value from Walmart)

¾ tsp garlic powder

1½ tsp ground cumin

1½ tsp salt

½ tsp sugar

1 Tbsp cilantro

3 Tbsp lime juice

This salsa is made in the blender and is as easy as it is delicious! You throw everything in at once and blend for less than ten seconds. It’s that simple!

If you taste it right after blending, you will get a different mix of flavors than if you refrigerate it for a few hours first because it sort of marinates and evolves over time. I prefer the refrigerated flavors better, but both are good.

It definitely has a bit of a kick to it, so if you like milder salsas, try this one with less jalapeños and/or onion than I listed in the ingredients.


10 thoughts on “Homemade Restaurant-Style Salsa

    1. I hope you enjoy! I tried a pineapple one recently, which Maggie loved, but I wasn’t that crazy about it…I’m going to keep trying different ones, though! I’d love to have three or four salsas in rotation!


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