Better than Restaurant Salsa

Better than Restaurant Salsa

There are few things I'm famous for in my town and this recipe is one of them.  I am asked to make salsa for many summer get togethers.  I make it at home all year long.  In fact, you don't even need fresh tomatoes, although nothing beats summer tomatoes from your garden.  This recipe works best using a food processor, if you don't have one, it's worth it to invest in one because you will be making this recipe over and over.  Enjoy!



2-3 garlic cloves, peeled 

1 jalapeno, seeded and cut in a few pieces

1/2 vidalia onion, quartered

1 - 28 oz. can of whole tomatoes

1 - can of Rotel or another brand of diced tomatoes with green chiles

cilantro - as much as you like

juice of 1/2 lime


salt and pepper



Place the garlic, jalapeno and onion in the bowl of your food processor and pulse until all are a small dice.


Add in the whole tomatoes (do not drain) and the Rotel, pulse until all are chopped fine. 


Add in the cilantro, lime juice, sugar (about 1 tsp. to start), salt and pepper to taste and pulse until you get the consistency you like.  We like our salsa to be chopped fine and not too chunky.  Have some chips handy so you can taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.  


Enjoy with your favorite chips!  This keeps in the fridge for a while, if you find you have any leftovers, it makes a great addition to your chili recipe!