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How to Make Restaurant Style Salsa

  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 4


Making homemade restaurant style salsa is super simple and so much better than any Walmart salsa! All you need to do is char some fresh veggies and throw it in the blender.


  • 6 Roma tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 medium white onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 whole poblano pepper
  • 1 Chipotle pepper, from a can
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Small bunch of cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  2. Charring via Oven : Place the tomatoes, onion, whole poblano pepper and chipotle pepper on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and salt. Airfry or Bake for 10-15 minutes at 400F, flipping halfway through. Continue baking until the veggies are visibly charred.
  3. Remove the veggies from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Peel the skin off the poblano pepper and remove the stem.
  4. Toss the veggies into the food processor or blender with the salt, cilantro and lime juice. If you have a molcajete, you can definitely use that to make it by hand.
  5. Pulse until the desired consistency is reached. For a chunky salsa, a few pulses should be enough. For a smoother salsa, it will take longer. A blender will give you a much smoother salsa than a food processor and a molcajete will give you the maximum released flavor.

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  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 4