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Restaurant Style Salsa

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


Easily customized to your own taste, this restaurant style salsa pairs perfectly with chips, scrambled eggs, enchiladas, and more!


  • 28-ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 to 3 ounces canned fire roasted green chilies
  • Half of a yellow onion
  • One jalapeño pepper (or more to taste)
  • Handful cilantro
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper


  1. Dice the jalapeño pepper. Reserve the amount of seeds you’d like to add (remember, they are spicy!). Cut the half onion into a few chunks. Drain the can of tomatoes.
  2. Place the jalapeño pepper and onion in a food processor. Pulse a few times to chop.
  3. Add the cilantro, tomatoes, and green chilies to the food processor. Pulse several more times to achieve the desired consistency.
  4. Stir in around 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. To add more spiciness, add another jalapeño, some red pepper flakes, or cayenne pepper.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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