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Homemade Easy Restaurant Salsa

This Homemade Easy Restaurant Salsa is healthy, fresh, and simple to make! It tastes just like it’s from your favorite restaurant!

Servings: Makes 8 ( 1/2 cup) servings 

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: Zero points per serving 

What ingredients do I need to make this Homemade Easy Restaurant Salsa?

  • Whole tomatoes, not drained or fresh Roma tomatoes– canned or fresh works great for this recipe. In the summer I love to using fresh garden tomatoes. 
  • White onion-small. Peeled and chopped.
  • Jalapeño Peppers membranes removed, if desired-seeded and chopped. You can control of the spiciness of this recipe. If you would prefer you can remove the membrane from the jalapeños to reduce the spice. Did you know the inner membranes or rib of the pepper is concentrated with capsaicin, which is the chemical compound that contains fiery heat? While the seeds may be coated with some of the capsaicin since they’re in contact with the rib, however they themselves don’t actually contain any heat. Or you could keep the membranes in for more spice or add more jalapeños.
  • Garlic cloves- chopped.
  • Lime juice- from 2 limes.
  • Salt-to taste.
  • Sugar-optional. You can also you zero point white granulated sweetener. Just a pinch of sugar or sweetener cuts through the acidity of the tomatoes and gives a balance of flavoring.
  • Cilantro-fresh. This is optional but highly recommended. If you’re not a fan of cilantro, just omit it, if you desire. 

How do you make this Homemade Easy Restaurant Salsa?

This salsa can be make using a blender or food processor. I always use a food processor, so that the ingredients are more evenly dispersed.

THIS is the one I have that I love and recommend!

Add all ingredients into a food processor or blender in the order listed.

Pulse a few times to break up the large pieces, then blend until your preferred consistency.

Taste the salsa and add more jalapeño peppers, lime juice, salt, or garlic, if desired. 

Pour into a container with a lid.

Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour or up to 1 day in the fridge before serving.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

 

Ingredients:

  • 28 oz. can whole tomatoes, not drained or 1 lb. Roma tomatoes
  • 1 white onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 – 2 jalapeño peppers, membranes removed if desired- seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Lime juice from 2 limes 
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • Pinch of sugar or Lakanto Monkfruit zero point white granulated classic sweetener, optional 
  • 1/2 cup cilantro

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into a food processor or blender in the order listed. Pulse a few times to break up the large pieces, then process until your preferred consistency.
  2. Taste and add more jalapeño peppers, lime juice, salt, or garlic, if desired. 
  3. Pour into a container with a lid. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour or up to 1 day in the fridge.
  4. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Servings: Makes 8 ( 1/2 cup) servings 

GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: Zero points per serving 

Yield: 8

Homemade Easy Restaurant Salsa

Homemade Easy Restaurant Salsa

This Homemade Easy Restaurant Salsa is healthy, fresh, and simple to make! It tastes just like it's from your favorite restaurant!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 28 oz. can whole tomatoes, not drained or 1 lb. Roma tomatoes
  • 1 white onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 - 2 jalapeño peppers, membranes removed if desired- seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Lime juice from 2 limes 
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • Pinch of sugar or zero point white granulated sweetener, optional
  • 1/2 cup cilantro

Instructions

    1. Add all ingredients into a food processor or blender in the order listed. Pulse a few times to break up the large pieces, then process until your preferred consistency.
    2. Taste and add more jalapeño peppers, lime juice, salt, or garlic, if desired. 
    3. Pour into a container with a lid. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour or up to 1 day in the fridge.
    4. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

    Servings: Makes 8 ( 1/2 cup) servings

    GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: Zero points per serving 

Notes

    • You can control of the spiciness of this recipe. If you would prefer you can leave all of the membranes (which is the thing that contains the spice) in the jalapeños, or you could keep the membranes or add more jalapeños.
    • Just a pinch of sugar or sweetener cuts through the acidity of the tomatoes and gives a balance of flavoring.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 240mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

Shana

Thursday 15th of July 2021

This is some of the best salsa I’ve ever had! And I’m so proud of myself for making homemade salsa! Your recipes are fantastic, this page is a staple for me, thank you!

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