Chips and salsa are such a beloved snack…I mean, come on…have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like it? And with so many salsa variations available, this is a food you can never get tired of! I really love all salsas, from the freshly made to the store-bought, and everything in between. But there is something about the flavor of a restaurant salsa that is just impossible to resist.

It turns out, it’s actually pretty easy to recreate a restaurant salsa at home. In fact, it takes just a handful of ingredients and 5 minutes to get a fresh, homemade, restaurant quality salsa on your table. Store-bought salsa can be good, but once you’ve had this delicious, natural, freshly-made salsa, you’ll never want to go back to jarred.

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This 5 Minute Restaurant Salsa Recipe is so bright and refreshing and tastes even better when refrigerated overnight. So, if you planning to make this for a party, this would be a great recipe to make the night before.

Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, use it in wraps, or top your favorite Mexican salad with it instead of using dressing!

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Also, check out my cranberry salsa recipe, it is delicious!

5 minute restaurant salsa

5 Minute Restaurant Salsa

A quick and easy salsa recipe that is barely any work. Get fresh, restaurant quality salsa in just minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 26 kcal


  • 1 28 oz can of whole tomatoes, in their juice
  • 1 small onion (roughly chopped)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cup cilantro (loosely packed)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Salt to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are broken up and udesired texture is reached.


Entire recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is ½ cup
Each serving = 0 Points *
*based only ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value  


Calories: 26 kcalCarbohydrates: 5.3 gProtein: 1.1 gSodium: 145 mgPotassium: 41 mgFiber: 1.2 gSugar: 2.5 gCalcium: 20 mgIron: 0.5 mg

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  1. Marilyn Bailey Reply

    Would rather see a recipe using fresh & not canned tomatoes.

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