Restaurant Style Salsa


I love Restaurant Style Salsa. It’s so good! Especially with the warm chips… Mmmmmm! Too bad store bought salsa in a jar just doesn’t cut it. And I don’t want pico de gallo. I want salsa, like what they have at Chevy’s. So after searching for a recipe on Google and altering what I found, I finally came up with something that I really love! My husband likes it HOT and I like it medium. Tastes good with regular chips or my favorite, Trader Joe’s Quinoa and Black Bean-Infused Tortilla Chips. Perfect snack!


  • 1-28 oz. can of whole tomatoes with juice
  • 1-10 oz. can of Rotel brand diced tomatoes and green chilies or just a can of green chillies (mild, original or hot, whichever is your preference)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 whole jalapeño, quartered and thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1-2 limes

In a food processor or blender, combine whole tomatoes, Rotel (or diced chillies), onion, jalapeno, garlic, salt, lime juice, and cilantro. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you’d like. Taste and adjust as needed, if you need more salt or lime juice.

Refrigerate salsa for at least an hour.

Dippers: Gluten-Free Chips

Why is it if I see it at Costco, it catches my eye? I was doing my shopping when I heard a lady yelling out “Gluten-free chips! Try them now!” My ears perked up and so I wandered over to find a gigantic bag of R.W. Garcia tortilla chips called Dippers. I picked up the bag to make sure there wasn’t any added sugars (none). It does, however, list stone ground corn so it’s not completely low-carb, but so full of good fiber: flaxseed, black sesame seeds and chia seeds. I picked up a sample and started to bite into these crunchy, flavorful chips. YUM! And they really are great for dipping into your low-carb dips like salsa or guacamole!

The next day I went to Trader Joe’s and found a similar product with the exact same flavors in one bag: Spinach and Garlic (my favorite!), Red Beet and Onion, and Carrot and Tomato. You really should buy a bag and try these. Great snack!