The BEST Salsa – Free Recipe

The BEST Salsa Recipe

Hola amigos y amigas!  How is everyone doing this week?  The weather is warming up, schools are wrapping up for the year, it’s summertime!  And Cinco de Mayo was just this past week, so I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for some simple tacos. Grilling some chicken or fish.  Pick up some tortillas and some fresh veggies and herbs.  Add some salsa and throw together a fresh meal for yourself or your family!


I believe that no taco night is complete without that staple of all Mexican restaurants and dishes…SALSA! I don’t know about you guys, but jarred salsa from the store just does not do it for me.  It works in a pinch, but ever since I discovered the Pioneer Woman’s recipe for homemade salsa, nothing else will do.  It’s easy to make, the freshest taste, and loaded with cilantro.  I’m a cilantro junkie, so this recipe is right up my alley.

Plus, it’s 100% healthy!  There’s nothing bad in this recipe, it’s literally just veggies and spices, and you can make it as hot as you like with the amount of jalapeno!  And it’s sooo easy, minimal slicing and dicing, and throw it all in the food processor and pulse until it’s the right consistency.  This salsa is the perfect topper for an egg scramble at breakfast, a southwest salad for lunch or dinner, or any other Mexican inspired dish that you can dream up.  It keeps beautifully in the refrigerator, so we pretty much always have some on hand now.\


So tell me, do you love salsa as much as Kent and I do?  Give this recipe a whirl and let me know what you decide to use it on!

Restaurant Style Salsa

PREP TIME: 10 Minutes


SERVINGS: 12 Servings


  • 1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice
  • 2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Quartered And Sliced Thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (more To Taste!)
  • 1/2 whole Lime Juice



Note: this is a very large batch. Recommend using a 12-cup food processor, or you can process the ingredients in batches and then mix everything together in a large mixing bowl.

Combine whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you’d like—I do about 10 to 15 pulses. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed.


I'm Jessica, one of the founders and owners of True Grit Fitness. I'm a workout junkie and health nut who happens to be a certified personal trainer through ACE. I love lifting weights and cooking healthy versions of favorite foods. In my other job, I work on offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as a licensed mariner. I'm also a wife, a stepmom, a mom to furbabies, and a former officer in the USCG Reserve. I love everything about the great outdoors, I'm a certified bookworm, and I love creating and crafting. Welcome to my corner!