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Chili’s Salsa Recipe

This is a copycat recipe for Chili’s salsa. I have never been to Chili’s so I have no idea what their salsa tastes like. I have also never been a huge fan of copycat recipes, but honestly, this salsa turned out amazing. I made a few important adjustments to the original recipe to give it even more flavor. I decided to add cilantro, fresh garlic, and lime juice. This salsa is very easy to make and the only work involved is doing a little chopping and blending of the ingredients. This salsa is mostly canned tomato based- it uses both canned tomatoes and green chilies and whole canned tomatoes. The salsa gets most of its flavor from garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. This salsa makes a great appetizer for football season and the upcoming Super Bowl. Enjoy.


(Makes 4 Cups)

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Chili’s Salsa Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 (14 1/2) ounce can tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 (14 1/2) ounce can whole canned tomatoes (with the juice)
  • 4 teaspoons canned diced jalapenos (canned, not pickled)
  • ¼ cup diced yellow onion
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place the jalapenos and the onion into a food processor. Process for just a few seconds. Add the canned tomatoes and green chilies and the whole canned tomatoes. Add garlic salt, sugar, cumin, minced fresh garlic, lime juice, and cilantro. Process all of the ingredients until well blended but do not puree.
  2. Pour salsa into a container, cover, and place into the refrigerator. Chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

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Monday 23rd of February 2015

does anyone know the recipe for the applebees salsa? chillis salsa is water


Wednesday 18th of September 2013

I make this salsa (double batch) a few times a month and it only lasts a few days at my house! My family raves about it ALL the time and it is now a MUST to bring to any family function or party, as well as make when we're craving salsa. I will never buy jar salsa ever again! A few things I do different. I add more cilantro bc we love it. When I double the batch I use a can of original rotel and then one mild rotel to give it spice. I use fresh jalapeno but very little bc it goes a long way. Its best to make the night before so all the flavors can combine together. Oh and I don't put sugar in it. YUMMM


Monday 7th of January 2013

YummMMMm. What an easy recipe Chef Bobby! I made the salsa this evening and only used a little so far because I plan to use it all tomorrow night on some Huevos Rancheros... (as soon as I find a recipe for them) ;)

p.s..... Love the cilantro!!! ♡