Easy Restaurant-Style Salsa

Updated February 14, 2020

It’s rare we completely overhaul a recipe we post here on #FoodieScore. This is an exception.

I’ve been experimenting for several years now with a homemade salsa, and the recipe you find here is the happiest I’ve been with a result.

Here’s what I made and loved. Hope you enjoy it, too!


Easy Restaurant-Style Salsa

What You Need:

1 can diced tomatoes

1 chopped shallot (small onion)

1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

1 clove garlic, minced

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon salt (more to taste)

1/8 teaspoon sugar

What You Do:

1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. (You can use a blender if that’s all you have, but the processor will likely give you a better consistency.)

2. Pulse 10 to 15 times depending on the consistency you like your salsa.

3. Pour into a storage bowl, scarping down the sides of the food processor bowl.

4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

5. Serve with tortilla chips or alongside your favorite meal.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can make this salsa spicier by adding a jalapeno and/or a can or diced green chiles. We like the fresh flavor of the shallot (which has more punch than a regular yellow or white onion) and the cilantro, but we don’t prefer as much kick as some eaters.


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