Easy restaurant quality salsa

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!

Gluten Free Salsa Recipe - ingredients shown including onion, fire roasted tomatoes, lime juice, salt, and cilantro

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!

Easy salsa - restaurant salsa at home in 10 minutes - Gluten Free Salsa Recipe

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).

Serving Suggestions

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.

To print this homemade salsa recipe click below:

This recipe was adapted from Taste of Home’s Fire-Roasted Salsa

Easy Restaurant Quality Salsa
Easy Salsa 10 Minute Restaurant Quality Salsa recipe

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