This salsa will bring all the boys to the yard. Or at least your coworkers.

I like to bring my work coworkers leftovers (aka “lefties” if you work at of my recipes to assess and hopefully enjoy.

This past week when I brought a container of this salsa for the girls to try, I was a little weary as this crowd is die-hard for Tex-Mex. But when they gave the chips a little dip in the flavor pool, with a gleam in their eyes they decided it tasted like OTB… On The Border, only the most highly acclaimed Mexican restaurant this side of the office building.

It was then I teared up. Haha just kidding but really, this salsa is like, totally On The Border and Off The Hook. 🙂 Throw everything in the food processor or blender and you’re good-to-go!  

“Restaurant Style” Salsa

Smooth and spicy, this salsa will remind you of your favorite hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 cups


  • 1 28-oz. can whole tomatoes
  • 2 cans Rotel tomatoes + chilis I used "medium" heat
  • ½ onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeño chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro roughly chopped
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tsp. salt or more to taste
  • 1 tsp. sugar omit for Whole30


  • Toss all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Pulse until desired thickness ("Restaurant Style" is very smooth with little to no chunks!)
  • Taste and add more salt if necessary, depending on the saltiness of your tortilla chips. 
Keyword mexican, red salsa, salsa
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