Restaurant Style Salsa - made fresh in just minutes!
Recently, my Husband and I realized something. It will be a long long time before we can go together to a restaurant and actually enjoy the meal. Not inhale it quickly before one of the kids will decide to have a tantrum. Then we are asked how was your food and it takes us a moment to even figure out what we ate! Crazy! Sometimes I feel like I have only half of my brain - being in kids land 24/7 is exhausting.
We don't want to give up our favorite dishes so I decided to learn how to make them myself. I have a list of dishes from Chili's, Olive Garden and Outback. I' made my very favorite Monterey Chicken the other night and it was absolutely amazing!! But that's for another post.
This salsa, that reminds us of the salsa from Chili's was right there, on top of the list. It took me just minutes to whip it up and it was perfect! Just place the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it reaches the desired consistency. Next time you are craving salsa or simply need it for your dinner - try this Chili's copycat recipe. It's fantastic!
Restaurant Style Salsa
- 2 cans diced tomatoes one drained, 14oz.
- 2 jalapenos seeded, quartered
- ¼ c diced yellow onion
- ½ c diced green bell pepper
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ c fresh cilantro
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
- Place tomatoes, jalapenos, onion, pepper, garlic and cilantro in food processor. Pulse 5 to 6 times or until desired consistency.
- Add cumin, garlic salt, sugar and lime juice. Pulse 2 times. Taste and add more spice if needed.
- Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
Recipe source: Crunchy Creamy Sweet.
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Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says
Chips and homemade salsa rocks and yours looks incredibly delicious, Anna! I can imagine you make this often for your little ones. Thanks for sharing!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
Oh my gosh!! Such perfect timing with the Super Bowl coming! Can't wait to try this out 🙂
That touch of sugar takes the edge off and balances all the flavours.
Looks gorgeous and so fresh. Will need to make some tomorrow. xo
Thank you, Laura!
I make a grilled salsa in the summer I adore...but I think this is the ultimate "winter" salsa. And who doesn't love restaurant-style salsa!? Pinned!
Oooo, summer grilled salsa - that sounds fabulous!!!
Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says
YUM. I love love love this salsa and even better that it's homemade! Pass a bowl to me, please (and the recipe for that Monterey chicken! ;)).
I can't wait to share the chicken recipe! So so good! Thanks, Stephanie!
Oh, we love homemade salsa! This salsa looks perfect!
Curry and Comfort says
I know how you feel. My kids are bigger now and we can get though a meal with them, but I always feel a bit guilty at how much it costs for four of us to eat out. I can cook a weeks worth of dinners for the price of one time eating out at a restaurant. . I love this salsa... especially since I am not a fan of cilantro and I can happily keep it out and I cannot do so when eating at a restaurant. Thanks for sharing this. 🙂
Yes! That's another reason - you can save so much by making it all at home! Any time you want and made any adjustments you want. 🙂 Thanks, Ramona!