Easy Restaurant-Style Salsa

One of my best friends, Diana, introduced me to this super easy and refreshing salsa at a BBQ over her house a few months ago. We are both big fans of Pioneer Woman because of her simple yet delicious recipes. This is one of our go-to’s for sure! I adjusted just a bit for my taste. This recipe makes quite a lot for a group, and then some!


Health tips: Low fat, low carb, diabetes friendly 

Ingredients (12 servings)

  • 1 large can (28 oz.) whole tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cans (10 oz.) Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 medium onion, chopped, about 1 cup 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 whole jalapeño, quartered, sliced thin (Tip: This adds a mild kick to the salsa, so if you’re not a fan of spice, you can cut in half or eliminate.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2+ cups cilantro leaves, to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 lime 


Note: This is a very large batch. Use a 12-cup food processor, or you can process the ingredients in batches and then mix everything together in a large mixing bowl.

1. Combine whole tomatoes, diced tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor.

2. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you’d like—I do about 10 to 15 pulses. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.

3. Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour. Serve as a dip with tortilla chips or use to top your favorite foods!

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