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Chili’s Salsa

Chili’s Salsa Recipe – do you love the restaurant Chili’s chips and salsa? It is so easy to make at home year round!  Great for taco night, game day or just because!

When my son was younger he loved to go to Chili’s restaurant.  There was something about the chips and salsa that he loved, and we had to order them every time we went! Can’t say I blame him, it was one of my favorites too.  I mean, I could live on chips and salsa. 

And if you add Margaritas to the menu, then I am all in!

Chili's restaurant copycat salsa - so easy to make and a great snack to have on hand.

If you know me, you know I love Tex-Mex and Mexican food of any kind.  It can be quick and easy like Creamy Salsa Chicken or tacos or even Chicken Enchiladas.  I just love the flavors.  And salsa goes right along with pretty much all Mexican food.  If it is not in the recipe, it always goes well on the side.  And there is just something about fresh homemade salsa.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This Chili’s salsa recipe comes together in the food processor and is ready in just minutes.
  • You start with canned tomatoes, so you can make it any time of year!
  • You can make it mild or spicy, that is completely up to you!

What You’ll Need

  • Canned Whole Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Jalapeno
  • Garlic Salt
  • Salt
  • Cumin
  • Sugar
  • Lime Juice
Homemade salsa is so easy to make at home. This Chili's copycat salsa is a must make

How to Make Chili’s Salsa

Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card to get the measurements and full instructions!

  1. I like to finely chop my onions and jalapeno before I add them to the food processor.  This just means you have to process it less, and you will get a chunkier salsa.  But if you like your salsa smooth, than you can just cut into chunks when you add it to the food processor.  
  2. Add all of the ingredients into the food processor and pulse until blended but still slightly chunky.  
  3. Taste and then adjust the seasonings as necessary.  If it needs more salt, just stir it in to blend it if you want your salsa to have any chunks.  

I love how simple and easy this homemade salsa is to make.  I am not a huge fan of jarred salsa, but I could eat homemade salsa all day every day, and this is a staple in our fridge for sure! 

Restaurant copycat recipes are always fun to make. This Chili's salsa recipe is super easy and so good

Can You Make This Salsa Spicier

Absolutely. You can definitely add more jalapeno if you like it spicy. You could even use a habanero or other hot pepper if a jalapeno isn’t hot enough. Or if you want it mild, cut back on the jalapeno called for in the recipe.

How to Store Homemade Salsa

Store in the fridge in an air tight container.  The flavors blend together as it sets, so it is best after a few hours or over night.  Chili’s salsa will last in the fridge for about a week. 

If you are a fan of chips and salsa this is a must try recipe.  You can always have a can of tomatoes in the pantry, so you can make this at any time. It is great to bring to parties or make for taco night.  Your family is going to be really impressed when you bring out homemade salsa on a busy weeknight!

close up chili's salsa in a white bowl

Copycat recipes are some of my favorite to make. This Chili’s Margarita Chicken will make your meal complete!

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Chili's Salsa

A close up of a bowl of salsa, with Salsa

Chili's Salsa Recipe - do you love the restaurant Chili's chips and salsa? It is so easy to make at home year round!  Great for taco night, game day or just because!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 28oz can Whole Tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 Onion, diced
  • 1 large Jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Lime


  1. Combine everything in a food processor. 
  2. Process until everything is combined.  
  3. Serve with chips


Best after sitting over night

Recipe from Six Sisters Stuff

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 11Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 211mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 1g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Do you have a favorite food processor? I need a new larger One

Erin S

Wednesday 17th of June 2020

I believe this is the updated model of the one I have I have had it for probably at least 10 years and love it!

Jacque Hooper

Wednesday 18th of March 2020

What a great copycat recipe! This will be perfect for an afternoon stack; and easy too!


Wednesday 18th of March 2020

Yummy! My husband will thank you for this recipe! Sounds delicious!

Dorothy Reinhold

Tuesday 17th of March 2020

Homemade salsa is SOOOO much better. We are going through snacks around here like crazy. They are going to love a big batch of this!


Tuesday 17th of March 2020

This salsa looks so good and I love this recipe!

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