Tasty and spicy, this Homemade Restaurant Style Tomato Salsa recipe makes enough to feed a crowd. Serve at your next party. Freeze any leftovers to use later.
Looking for a delicious salsa recipe that will feed a hungry crowd? If so, then look no further. This Homemade Restaurant Style Tomato Salsa recipe makes six cups of spicy salsa just like they serve in many restaurants.
Of course, if you don’t need six cups of salsa, just cut the recipe in half or even thirds. Or do what I do and freeze some in one cup increments for later use. It’s great to use in seasoning soups, tacos, enchiladas, or even meatloaf.
This nice thing about this recipe is that you can make it with fresh tomatoes – really yummy with summertime homegrown tomatoes. Or, you can use canned tomatoes when making this recipe, saving a trip to the store is you are out of fresh tomatoes. Either way it’s sure to please.
I am a huge fan of almost any food that is made with tomatoes, especially homegrown tomatoes. I don’t know why fresh homegrown tomatoes taste so much better than hot-house tomatoes, but they do. So when it’s tomato growing season, we try to get our fill of these mouth-watering goodies.
Steve planted three tomatoes in pots on the patio this year, two producing regular size tomatoes and one producing cherry tomatoes. All three grew quite well and we harvested several tomatoes from each, until the Texas heat hit. Then the poor plants started drying up – I would too if I had to stay outside in the heat all day and night. Good eating while they lasted.
Regardless how they’re raised, tomatoes are healthy, low in calories, and full of nutrition. Tomatoes are good sources of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, especially the carotenoid lycopene which gives tomatoes their beautiful red color.
One cup of sliced, raw tomatoes has:
Vitamin C – 24.66 mg or 33% DRI (Dietary Reference Intake)
Biotin – 7.20 mcg or 24% DRI
Molybdenum – 9.00 mcg or 20% DRI
Vitamin K – 14.22 mcg or 16% DRI
Potassium – 426.60 mg or 12% DRI
Calories – 32 or 2% DRI
Tomatoes are extremely low in calories. They are a very good source of copper, manganese, dietary fiber, folate, plus vitamins A, B6, B3, and E.
The lycopene in tomatoes helps reduce risk of heart disease, lower LDL cholesterol, and lower triglyceride levels. There are many other health benefits associated with tomatoes. They help promote bone health, aid digestion, promote good eyesight, help keep skin looking youthful, aid in bone health, help prevent osteoporosis, reduce risk of cancer, decrease risk of stroke, aid lung function, and help nerve function.
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When buying tomatoes, look for ones that have rich, deep colors. Now the color doesn’t have to be red, but red tomatoes are the most plentiful. Look for ones colored yellow, orange, and even purple. Select tomatoes that are free of spots, bruises, and cracks.
Store your tomatoes at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. They usually keep up to a week, but check them every day or so just to make sure. If they are ripening too soon and you are not ready to use them, simply toss them into a freezer bag to use in future casseroles or soups.
Hope you make this recipe because it’s:
Packed with tons of flavor
Serves a crowd
Whenever I need to make a big batch of tomato salsa, this is my go to recipe. Now don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you away. Start by gathering all the ingredients on your counter top. Then start rough chopping, emptying cans, and measuring. That’s it.
This recipe is so easy to make as you just toss everything into a blender, and process until it reaches your desired consistency. I like it a little chunky, not big chunks, but not soupy. That way it clings to the chips so I can get a big, tasty mouthful.
Make with a red onion instead of a Spanish one.
Like more heat? Add another jalapeño pepper or increase the chili powder and cumin.
Want a smoky flavor? Add smoked paprika, smoked chili powder, or chipotle chili powder. Or toss in a chipotle chili in adobo sauce.
If you make this tangy salsa recipe, please let us know. Leave a comment and tell us how you liked it and what you served it with. Take a picture and tag it #yourdailyfoodchoices on Instagram! We’d love to see your tasty creation.
Until next time,
Linda and Steve
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P.S. Need more ideas for easy party foods or healthy snacks? Check out this article for tasty ideas for fabulous finger foods that are great for snacking or parties.