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Easy Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe (Paleo)

This paleo Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe combines fire-roasted canned tomatoes with fresh onion, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice, and cilantro for a salsa that’s as easy to make as it is flavorful!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Prep Time 8 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 19kcal


  • 1 small sweet onion peeled and quartered
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and halved
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers halved lengthwise and seeds removed (use about 1/2 jalapeno for “mild” heat level)
  • 14.5 ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes with juices
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • A handful of fresh cilantro


  • Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno to a food processor and process until finely chopped.
  • Add the tomatoes, lime juice, cumin, salt, and black pepper and pulse a few times until it looks like salsa.
  • Add the fresh cilantro and pulse to combine.
  • Taste and add additional salt, black pepper, jalapeno peppers, or lime juice as desired.
  • Serve, or for best flavor, refrigerate an hour before serving.


  • Net Carbs: 3g per serving (1/4 cup)
  • This recipe makes about 2 cups of salsa, which is 8 servings. Each serving is 1/4 cup.
  • Store this salsa in a covered container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg