Restaurant style red salsa

Cynthia Southworth


My good friend Juan is an amazing cook and gave me this recipe. I've added cilantro, green onion and a little bit of lime juice to make it taste just like the kind they made at the Mexican restaurants that I worked at in the past. Enjoy :)


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6-8 people
15 Min
15 Min


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1 can(s)
mexican style stewed tomatoes (regular 14.5oz can)
1 can(s)
tomato sauce (small 8oz can)
1 c
cilantro (chopped)
6 clove
garlic (minced)
onion (chopped)
chili de arbol (chopped)
lime wedge
1/2 c
chopped green onion
1 c
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Restaurant style red salsa


  • 1Heat a pan to med heat. Rinse tomatillos and cut into quarters. Add tomatillos, stewed tomatoes (reserve the juice in the can for later) chopped garlic, onions, and chili peppers (I used 4 and it wasn't too spicy. Normally I'll add more because I love the heat but I was also making this for kids to eat as well) to the pan and let it cook for 20 mins or until the tomatillo skin feels soft.
  • 2Transfer everything in the pan into a blender and blend and add the stewed tomato juice so it mixes well and blend for 10 seconds or until everything is nice and mixed (salsa looking).
  • 3Pour salsa into a large bowl, add the chopped cilantro, water, squeeze of a lime wedge, salt and pepper. Let chill covered in the fridge for a few hours.

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About Restaurant style red salsa

Course/Dish: Salsas
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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