No Fuss, Super Quick Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

We don’t need a special holiday to eat Tex Mex in our house. We have Taco Tuesday every week. Ok it may not be on a Tuesday but I make a quick and easy Tex Mex meal every week. After trying El Monterey Breakfast Burritos at realizing they were good quality for a frozen food product, I was intrigued to try the Taquitos. My family had tried real Taquitos while on a cruise and having lunch in Cozumel Mexico, I knew they could not compete with that but I had to give it a try. I also knew you had to compliment the El Monterey Taquitos with the right kind of salsa, so we are sharing our version of a restaurant style salsa that uses canned tomatoes and a blender.


No Fuss, Super Quick Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

Many salsa recipes require a lot of dicing and chopping and let’s face it, sometimes its easier to buy fresh salsa at the Grocery store. Once you try this recipe, you will definitely find yourself keeping the ingredients on hand for Taco Night.


Simply add, 1 can of chopped tomatoes with Chilis, garlic, onion, fresh cilantro, and jalapeño pepper, (as desired) to a blender or food processor. Process until smooth or desired consistency.

No Fuss, Super Quick Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe


That is it.

I recommend making this homemade salsa in advance to allow the flavors to meld together. It did taste fine right out of the blender, but I believe it tasted even better the next day.


The night before I was headed out of town, I made a box of the El Monterey Chicken Taquitos for the kids. I served them up with a side of homemade salsa and sour cream if desired.

They ate them up and all agreed these tasted great. I even had a few and really enjoyed them. They are a great item to have on hand for a quick snack or to take to the beach to feed hungry kids in a flash. You won’t want to eat jarred salsa again after trying this  Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe.


Be sure to check out these other El Monterey Signature Breakfast Burritos and Taquitos listed below and grab two coupons: for $1 off Taquitos and $1 off breakfast burritos.

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Easy Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Make salsa in just minutes with this Easy Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe


  • one 28-ounce can tomatoes, including juice I used chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 or 2 jalepeno peppers, de-stemmed and roughly chopped, seeds removed
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 to 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, optional and to taste
  • 1 or 2 handfuls cilantro leaves, discard stems
  • about 3 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Add all ingredients (except optional corn and beans) to the canister of a blender or food processor in the order listed.
  2. Pulse or blend on high power until the texture is as smooth as desired.
  3. Transfer to an airtight container and serve immediately with chips. Salsa will keep up to 1 week airtight in the fridge;
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 36Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 429mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 1g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

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1 Comment

  1. This Salsa looks so delicious. We’ve had Mexican food twice in the last week and it makes me want to have it a third night. I’m going to have to make this Salsa real soon.

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