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Thick Restaurant Style Salsa

Prep Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Cups


  • Food Processor


  • ¼ Large Red Onion, large dice Or ½ of a medium onion- it will be about ⅔-3/4 cup
  • 1 Large Clove of Garlic
  • ½ Large Jalapeño, seeded and cut into 3 pieces More or less depending on heat preferences
  • 5 Medium Roma Tomatoes, quartered and seeded
  • 1 15oz Can of Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • ½ teaspoon Salt, or more to taste
  • ½ Cup Cilantro Leaves, lightly packed


  • Place onion and garlic into the bowl of your food processor. Pulse about 5 times, until the onion is roughly chopped.
  • Add jalapeño, pulse a 3-5 more times, until the jalapeño is roughly chopped.
  • Add the Roma tomatoes and pulse 5-7 times, or until the tomatoes are chopped.
  • Add the fire roasted tomatoes, salt and lime juice into the food processor. Pulse a few 5-7 times until everything comes together.
  • Now add the cilantro and pulse 5-7 more times or until the cilantro is chopped and the salsa is your desired consistency.
  • Taste for seasoning- you may need another pinch of salt. This will depend on the ripeness and quality of your tomatoes. If you need more salt, add a pinch and stir it in with a spatula.
  • Eat immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Keyword 15 Minute Recipe, Restaurant Style Salsa, Salsa