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Bowl of restaurant blender salsa
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Restaurant-Style Salsa

Super easy restaurant salsa! Made right at home in the blender, this simple salsa tastes like the ones you find at a Mexican restaurant.
Author: Kaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Sauce, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Mexican, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings: 8 side servings


  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chiles*
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1/2 small onion (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro (stems removed)
  • 1 tsp. agave (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • Juice from 1/2 lime (or more to taste)


  • Put all ingredients in a food processor or good blender and pulse to combine. (Blend longer to achieve a smoother consistency, or shorter for chunkier salsa.)
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Can serve right away, or refrigerate for an hour first to let flavors enhance and blend even more.
  • Enjoy it with chips, over burritos, tacos, etc.


*If you can't find canned diced tomatoes with added green chiles, simply use regular diced tomatoes plus a small can of green chiles. (If using fire-roasted tomatoes with green chiles, it will be a bit spicy.)
Recipe adapted from Mountain Mama Cooks


Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 169IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg