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Restaurant Style Salsa

I just love going out for Mexican food. Everyone’s favorite part is always the appetizer of chips and salsa. Their salsa is always amazing! Well, being gluten free and corn free…the days of enjoying their chips and salsa are long gone. However, I won’t let that stop me from enjoying the deliciousness and it’s so easy, you can save money and dig in right at home!

What I love about this recipe is that it is surprisingly easy. You’ll wonder why you haven’t been making it all along! As you transition, or have already transitioned, into a real food centered kitchen, you’ll usually have the ingredients on hand. This makes it a whole lot easier. Usually the only things I need to pick up are the jalapeno and maybe the canned tomatoes since I usually just use fresh.

The Recipe

All you need are: canned whole peeled plum tomatoes, onion, garlic, fresh cilantro, jalapeno, salt, and a lime. BOOM! So easy right?! Toss it all in your food processor (a blender would work as well) and pulse until desired texture is achieved. If you use a blender, be careful not to turn it into soup.  It will only take 5-10 seconds to get the texture in the picture.

This recipe made 2 1/2 16 ounce Ball canning jars worth of salsa. Use on tacos, taco salad, shredded chicken, and my personal favorite, sharing with friends.

A quick note on chips: always, always, always read your labels. I usually just grab a brand that highlights gluten free on the front label. Not all tortilla chips or plain salted chips are guaranteed to be gluten free. They sneak it into everything! Baked chips and flavored chips are almost guaranteed to have a gluten containing ingredient or two in them. 

restaurant style salsa

restaurant style salsa

Restaurant Style Blender Salsa

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 5 cups


  • 28 ounces canned whole peeled plum tomatoes
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup cilantro or to taste
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • juice from one lime


  • Place all ingredients in your food processor. Process until desired texture is reached. I pulsed for a total of about 30 seconds and 7 ish pulses



3 thoughts on “Restaurant Style Salsa”

  1. I am definitely going to try this. I try to only eat natural foods, so this will be a wonderful option for me. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This not only looks delicious but so easy. You are right, once you begin the transition into whole foods living, it’s much easier to have the right ingredients on hand. Once again, having the recipe app to print easily is so helpful.

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