Chili’s Salsa Recipe

Appetizers · December 19, 2013

Chili's Copycat Salsa - takes just minutes to make! { } So easy and so yummy!!

Do you love Appetizers?? We kinda love them (A LOT!) in our family, and tend to think about them this time of year with the holiday celebrations and menus we have planned. We make a few for Christmas but make only appetizers for New Years Eve celebrations. I’m sure this year will be no different. I’ve already been thinking of fun appetizers to make and will be sharing my favorites with you over the next week or two.

The recipe I’m sharing today has been a favorite since moving to Texas. I mentioned in my Green Salsa post that I haven’t been able to find a really good salsa here just yet. Back in Arizona, we always bought El Sol Salsa, and since I can’t find that here I’ve had to experiment and try a few of my own. I have always loved Chili’s Salsa and started with this Chili’s Salsa Recipe from HERE and made a few changes. After making it several times now I think I have it just perfect and will be making it for Christmas dinner next week AND New Years Eve. 🙂

If you love the Chili’s Salsa recipe as much as we do, then you’ll love it too!! Even my dad said it tasted just like it… and he can be very picky! 😉


Here’s the recipe:

Chili’s Salsa Recipe
  • 1 - 14.5 oz. can tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 - 14.5 oz. can whole canned tomatoes (plus the juice)
  • 4 teaspoons jalapenos (canned,diced, not pickled)
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic salt
  • ½ tsp. minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 whole roma tomatoes
  1. Place all ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until all combined.

Chili's Copycat Salsa - takes just minutes to make! { } So easy and so yummy!!Chili's Copycat Salsa - takes just minutes to make! { } So easy and so yummy!!

So excited to make this again next week (and the week after that).

I may be also making one of these too:

Quick, easy and delicious Black Bean and Corn Salsa - one of the best chip dips you'll ever try! { } Ingredients include corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocados, cilantro, & Italian dressing.

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Sweet Salsa Verde - a delicious salsa recipe that is sweet and takes just minutes to make. Ingredients include tomatillos, jalapenos, sugar, & cilantro.

Sweet Salsa Verde

Creamy and delicious Avocado Lime Ranch Dip - great for dipping and easy to make! { } Recipe includes mayo, cilantro, lime juice, avocado, garlic, and sour cream.

Avocado Lime Ranch Dip

All are family favorites as well!

Stay tuned next week for a recipe for Chili’s Queso!

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Behind the Scenes - Chili's Copycat Salsa

The kiddos loved the salsa too – especially Evie!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks

homemada salsa is the best! looks wonderful & like I need a big bowl!

Jen V

Looks yummy! I love their salsa so I will have to try your recipe. I am pinning this so I can make it for New Year’s Eve.

    Lil' Luna

    You will love how easy and delicious this recipe is, Jen!! Have a Merry Christmas!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

I love love love their salsa! What a great copycat!

Wendy | Around My Family Table

We love Chili’s salsa and always get it when we go there. This will be a must-try for hubby man!

    Lil' Luna

    You will love this, Wendy! Thx for stopping by and Merry Christmas!


Yum yum yum! Can’t wait to try it.

    Lil' Luna

    You will LOVE it! It helps that it only takes 2 minutes to make too. 🙂

jen @ Tatertots & Jello

This looks amazing! I used to crave Chili’s salsa when I was pregnant with Ella. I made my husband go over and buy it by the pint. I can’t wait to make this!!


    Lil' Luna

    I crave it all the time… prego or not prego!! You will love this recipe. It’s delish AND easy. 🙂

Jamielyn Nye (@iheartnaptime)

Mmm I LOVE salsa! This looks amazing!


I want to try this recipe! I have a question, are the jalapenos in a cann, the same as green chilies like the Hatch brand? I am a bit confused sorry. 🙂

Amy Huntley

Oh! I have to try this! Their chips and salsa is my favorite!!


Hi Kristyn (lil luna), This looks delicious and can not wait to try it. I do have a question though. Do you know about how much this makes? Thanks for any help you can give me. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

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