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Chili's Salsa Copycat Recipe
Chili's Salsa
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Dip
Calories: 40
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.9 (16 reviews)

This super simple salsa can be made in a pinch with a can of diced tomatoes, some canned jalapenos, fresh lime juice, onion, spices and a food processor or blender. Plus you can easily double the recipe by sending in a larger 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes, and simply doubling up on all the other ingredients. Use this versatile salsa as a dip for tortilla chips or plop it down onto any dish that needs flavor assistance—from eggs to taco salads to wraps to fish. You can adjust the heat level to suit your taste by tweaking the amount of canned jalapenos in the mix.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
3 tablespoons canned diced jalapenos
a little tweaking
Submitted on: 06/25/15
Use fresh tomatoes instead of canned-I find it as close to Chili's as possible. Two thumbs up.
great salsa, not quite chili's
Submitted on: 11/30/13
Let me make one thing known. My favorite food in this world is chili's chips and salsa. Their salsa is so spectacular and has a wonderful flavor. I have searched far and wide for the REAL recipe for their salsa. I have tried every "copy cat" recipe online that promises to be EXACTLY like chili's only to be gravely disappointed because it tasted nothing like it. I broke down and spent the 79 cents on this recipe, hoping and hoping. And this is what I have to say. It's not chili
Freddy Brinkman  
Submitted on: 10/11/13
Really good, but missing Chilli's secret ingredient, PICKLE JUICE! That's all I taste when I eat their salsa, and confirmed the ingredient with an employee.
B P J  
Submitted on: 10/10/13
By far the best bang for your buck in salsaville. Tastes marginal right after you make it, but really morphs overnight to a good salsa. My only add was a tsp of sugar.
Submitted on: 09/27/13
LOVE this salsa recipe! Now when I have my craving for some Chili's salsa, I can make it at home!
bob hastings  
Submitted on: 02/05/12
Salsa is perfect. I found some really thin tortilla chips like the ones at Chili's called Xochitl.
Great stuff
Robert Miller  
Submitted on: 12/15/10
I found using a real jalepeno chopped up and no onion and a TBSP of cumin, we hit it right on. We couldn't figure out the spice, til we asked a person that worked there. It's the cumin that makes the difference.
Janet Bush  
Submitted on: 05/04/10
Awesome salsa! Great recipe! Just like Chili's very own.
Submitted on: 09/22/09
I Love This Salsa!!! Very easy to make and quick too. Thanks for the recipe.
Submitted on: 09/14/09
I loved the recipe. My wife is going to can some of this; so, we have some made up ahead of time for company.
Submitted on: 12/14/06
Oh my gosh, this taste just like the salsa at Chili's and it was very easy to make. Love this recipe!
Submitted on: 02/13/06
Quite honestly, we like it better than Chili's salsa, which is pretty good too!
Submitted on: 12/30/05
This was awesome. My whole family loved this recipe and we all think that it tastes very close to the Chili's salsa.
Submitted on: 10/09/05
AWESOME...Bout as close to Chili's as I have been able to find anywhere...Definitely a keeper.
Submitted on: 10/03/05
This recipe is the closest thing to Chili's salsa available (the lime juice is the key). It is missing a few things, so if you make this add: garlic salt - 1 tablespoon green chilis - 1 small can sugar - 1 teaspoon It's so close you'll never know the difference.
Submitted on: 08/04/05
Loved the recipe. Very easy and yummy.