Salsa – Super Easy Restaurant Style

This is a super easy, fresh and authentic restaurant-style salsa, the perfect consistency for scooping up with corn chips. It takes minutes to whizz together (or make it in a mortar and pestle). So much cheaper, healthier and tastier than store bought!

Super easy Restaurant Style Salsa. Minutes to prepare, so much better (and cheaper) than store bought!

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Salsa - Super Easy Restaurant Style
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This homemade restaurant style salsa literally takes minutes to make, costs a fraction of store bought and tastes so much better. This recipe uses tinned tomatoes but you can definitely make it with fresh - just make sure they're ripe and full of flavour! Makes about 2 cups.
Recipe type: Dip
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
  • 1 can (14oz / 400g) crushed or diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped jalapeño pepper (fresh or canned)
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Couple of grind of black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (fresh)
  • ¼ cup (packed) roughly chopped coriander
  1. Place half the can of tomatoes into a small food processor or blender.
  2. Add all the other ingredients except the coriander.
  3. Whizz until smooth.
  4. Add the coriander and remaining half tin of tomatoes.
  5. Whizz until desired consistency (I like mine to have a few chunks rather than being a complete puree, hence adding the tomatoes in 2 separate lots)
  6. Adjust to your taste with extra salt and lime juice.
Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.


Super easy Restaurant Style Salsa. Minutes to prepare, so much better (and cheaper) than store bought!


  1. Rachel says

    I LOVE this salsa! The only thing I did differently was use fresh tomatoes since I had some leftovers from my garden. Yummy! I had some salsa on my eggs this morning for breakfast – delicious! :)

    • Nagi | RecipeTin says

      I’m so glad you loved this!! Isn’t it delicious? It’s so fresh! Intensely jealous you grow your own :)

  2. says

    Corriander and cumin? Thanks so much Nagi. Had nachos with salsa at a local pub tonight after our boating class and I wouldn’t figure out what that great taste was. Save this one in my RecipeTin app stash. Perfection!

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