At nearly every birthday party we have for our children, we serve this delicious Gluten Free Salsa Recipe. It is pure perfection. Salsa and chips are the perfect appetizer to any meal for a big group.
The secret to great restaurant salsa is canned fire-roasted tomatoes. This salsa tastes like fresh tomato salsa, so most people can’t believe the tomatoes are canned tomatoes!
The fresh ingredients (cilantro and onion) give this salsa its homemade salsa taste.
It all comes together in about 10 minutes and once you taste it, you’ll make it again and again because it’s fast and delicious!
Ingredients for this Gluten Free Salsa Recipe
You will need:
14.5 oz fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
How to make this Gluten Free Salsa Recipe
Pour the diced tomatoes (drained), onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt into a blender.
Stir the ingredients in the blender with a spoon. Then cover with the lid and push the “pulse” button a few times.
We prefer chunky salsa in our house, so we lightly pulse it. Just a few seconds does the trick!
If you blend too much, it will have a soup consistency.
Give it a taste, and if it needs a little extra lime juice, go ahead and give it an extra squeeze!
Pour into a serving dish, add chips, and enjoy!
A few notes:
If your fire-roasted tomatoes have added flavors, that will change the taste quite a bit (especially if jalapenos are added!)
I find that my family enjoys either plain fire-roasted or garlic fire-roasted the best. We prefer the Hyvee brand or the Walmart Great Value brand tomatoes the best.
This recipe is flexible, so if you are looking to make a Gluten Free Salsa Recipe for a larger group, you can double the ingredients, but don’t add twice the amount of onion or cilantro, as it will overpower the taste. I would suggest adding just a little extra of each of those.
If you prefer a spicy salsa, you can add a jalapeño pepper or chili pepper to heat things up.
If you don’t have lime juice, you can substitute lemon juice (even though I 100% recommend lime juice).
This gluten free salsa is an excellent dip for chips, but it also is an excellent topping for Mexican dishes. My family likes to serve this homemade salsa with tacos and tostadas.
Be sure to check out my favorite breakfast that pairs well with this salsa – these Breakfast Tostadas.
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This recipe was adapted from Taste of Home’s Fire-Roasted Salsa
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Yum! I love restaurant-style salsa, and this recipe is quick and easy! Thanks for sharing!
Absolutely! It is our go-to appetizer recipe!
I cannot wait to try out this restaurant style salsa recipe! I know it’ll make a great dip for a party too. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Yum!
Yes! It’s perfect for parties! A proven crowd pleaser!
tortilla chips are my guilty pleasure snack, so a good salsa recipe is always appreciated! Thanks for sharing!
Absolutely! I love easy recipes that are simple and delicious!
We are huge salsa eaters at my house, and this salsa recipe looks super easy to make. Thanks for sharing!
Awesome! Hope you enjoy it!
This looks sooo yuuum!! We make salsa once in a while but i”ve never used fire roasted tomatoes before so I can’t wait to give that a try!
The fire-roasted tomatoes make a huge difference in flavor! You’ll love it!
I’m excited to try this salsa recipe! My favorite Mexican restaurant has super fresh, tasty salsa, but you can’t go out ot eat every time and sometimes a jar just won’t cut it! Thanks:)
Absolutely! It’s nice to have a great recipe in your back pocket for fresh tasting salsa!
I’m always on the lookout for a new salsa recipe, can’t wait to try this, pinned for later!
Awesome! I hope you get to enjoy some salsa soon!
This looks yummy and it is an easy recipe, thanks for sharing!
Absolutely! Hope you enjoy it!
I love salsa but hate the canned stuff in stores. Will definitely try!
Me too! It is amazing to have fresh salsa that is easy to make!