Recipe of the Week: Restaurant Style Salsa

Recipe of the Week

From the taste kitchen of Dr. Sarah Laginess and Family

Restaurant Style Salsa




  • 3 cans whole peeled tomatoes (see notes)
  • 1/2 small yellow onion
  • 1  fresh jalapeno, seeded
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp mild or hot green chiles
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • Drain the juice from 2 of the cans of tomatoes and reserve.
  • Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  • Blend to desired consistency.
  • You can add in some of the reserved tomato juice if it’s too chunky.
  • Pour in container and chill for at least a couple of hours to let the flavors meld.


  • I use 15 oz cans of whole peeled tomatoes
  • I omit the green chiles
  • I omit the sugar
  • My husband said this is one of the best salsas he has ever had