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

Recipe Type: Dip
Calories: 40
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.9 (15 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 - for that extra special restaurant-style zing. 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
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.