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 August 1, 2012

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


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  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. 1

    Mmmm, looks great!

  2. 2

    Looks Yummy :D


  3. 3

    Awesome! We love Chili’s salsa but we now live no where near one. This is perfect thank you!

  4. 4

    I love Chili’s salsa! It’s so spicy and quite runnier than traditional pico salsas, but I think that’s why I like it. I hope this salsa won at his work contest!

  5. 5

    I’m making this tonight! I have tons of tomatoes to use up and have all the ingredients already at home – thank you!

  6. 6

    Chili’s salsa is my all time favorite restaurant salsa!! This looks so good!!!

  7. 7

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

  8. 8

    I love chips and salsa! Give me a chip-I am ready to start dipping!

  9. 9

    Ooh fun! I love chili’s salsa! So yummy.

  10. 10

    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!

  11. 11

    I personally LOVE this recipe because I worked at Chili’s for over 7 years!! And I STILL crave that salsa. I miss it!

  12. 13
    Ashley Vandenberg says:

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

  13. 14
    Jen Lewis says:

    I can attest that is was delicious! Thanks for always making the best stuff so the office can enjoy : )

  14. 15

    I live for Chili’s chips & salsa—can’t wait to try this!

  15. 16

    I love their salsa also- thanks for the link!! Will be making some this weekend.

  16. 18

    I LOVE this pic!!

  17. 19
    G. Hughes says:

    Thanks for the recipe !! So fast to make & taste delicious !!! This might just be my new go to salsa recipe:)

  18. 20

    It sounds so good. Does it matter what kind of canned tomatoes you use in the salsa recipe?

    • 21
      Chef in Training says:

      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 :)

  19. 22

    OMG this is spicy, but I love it! Feel the burn! Thanks for posting this! It’s delicious!

  20. 23

    I have made this a gajillion times. Love it. Thanks.

  21. 24

    I noticed there was no cilantro in this recipe could it be added as well?

  22. 26

    Very salty

  23. 27

    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]]