Copy-Cat Chili’s Salsa

One of my favorite appetizers to get at a restaurant is just your typical “Chips and Salsa.”

Chili’s salsa is my absolute favorite! MMM!  Sometimes, my hubby and I will just go buy some whenever we get a hankering for it!

You can imagine my excitement when I found this copy-cat recipe from Deals to MealsMy husband had a salsa contest at work and I knew that this recipe would be PERFECT for it!  Last year I brought Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips, but this year I thought it would be fun to do a salty/spicy one. It was a big hit and everyone LOVED it! This recipe tastes EXACTLY like the original!

Copy-Cat Chili's Salsa

Copy-Cat Chili's Salsa!  This tastes exactly like the original and whips up in just a few minutes!

By Chef in Training Published: August 1, 2012

    Copy-Cat Chili's Salsa! This tastes exactly like the original and whips up in just a few minutes!



    1. Place all ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth. I stirred in some small diced Roma Tomatoes just for some added texture, but that is completely optional.

    (recipe from: Deals to Meals

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    1. yay, I’m so glad you found this recipe!!! I love their salsa, and it looks easy, too.! You’ve just made my morning. :)

    2. Perfect timing! I have a birthday party planned for my husband on Friday and had just thought of buying salsa to save time. I’ll be making this instead! And the best part? I have everything in my pantry or garden already! Thanks so much. I’ll be sharing this one, with a link of course!

    3. Ashley Vandenberg

      This was amazing!!! I made it this morning with fresh tomatoes from our garden and the kids have already finished it off!!!

      • Chef in Training

        just 2 (14.5 oz.) cans whole tomatoes, doesn’t matter the brand. let me know if that is the answer to what you were looking for! Have a great day :)

    4. Summer

      I love this; I’ve been looking for a Chilli’s Salsa recipe and I can’t wait to try this. I just had one question. Does it matter what kind of onions you put in it [[yellow, red, white, etc]]

    5. Patty

      Chile’s salsa is my favorite!! I didn’t notice any cilantro in your ingredients though. I’ll have to try your recipe, but with the addition of cilantro.

    6. Zack

      Tried making this but it came out way too smooth, unlike the picture above. It was more like tomato juice than salsa. Can’t figure out what I did wrong.

    7. CHRIS

      I LOVE this recipe. I just shared it on my page. I followed the directions, but I planted jalepenos and serranos this year. So I added one of each and then a tad of fresh cilantro. YUMMY

    8. Wow! No cilantro? Thats crazy! Its not salsa without cilantro… Charanda’s has my favorite salsa… I think there may only be a few locations but they are all authentic mexican cuisine- restaurants… Their salsa is like ….omgah.. THE BEST! I also used to love Chilis also but then we moved and Charandas is not far from my house.. I have to get it on the regular.. Just as a treat! Its out of this world and always fresh. Fresh CILANTRO… its a sin not to put some in salsa… :)

    9. Becky

      I’m actually a manager at a Chili’s somewhere in the world, I can tell you that this recipe is very similar to what we use. Here’s a hint.. use a blender on the tomato products and your consistency will be on point. :)