Copycat Chili’s Salsa

Making Chilis salsa isn’t hard to do. Now you can make your own version of Chilis Restaurant Salsa at home. You can make salsa just like Chili’s with our recipe. Canned tomatoes and canned green chiles make preparing this salsa easy. A couple of hours of chilling will help blend and enrich the flavors.

A bowl of homemade Chilis salsa and tortilla chips on a platter.

Chilis Salsa can be made at home

Chilis salsa is so easy to make. You never have to worry about being without a jar of salsa again, because you will always be able to whip up a batch of homemade salsa that tastes great.

You can also customize this recipe to your personal liking. If you want more garlic, you can add more garlic. What I also love about this recipe is that by using canned ingredients you can have this salsa any time of year.

So why not whip up a batch of this great tasting Chilis salsa today?

This salsa can be made quickly in no time at all. You will most likely spend more time assembling your ingredients than you will be making this salsa. I personally love to add a little extra fresh garlic to my salsa, but that is just me. This will stay fresh in your refrigerator for about 3 to 5 days.

A bowl of homemade Chilis salsa and tortilla chips.

More Chilis copycat recipes:

Chilis Awesome Blossom Petals

Chilis Southwest Egg Rolls

Chilis Margarita Grilled Chicken

Homemade Chilis salsa in a bowl with tortilla chips around it.

Copycat Chili’s Salsa {Make in a blender}

You can recreate Chilis Salsa in no time at all with this easy copycat recipe. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chilis Salsa
Servings: 8
Calories: 20kcal


  • 4 teaspoons canned diced jalapeño chiles
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes with green chilies "Rotel"
  • 14.5 ounces whole peeled tomatoes with juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice optional
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro optional


  • Place the jalapeños and onions in a food processor. Process for just a few seconds. ing.
  • Add both cans of tomatoes, garlic salt, cumin, and sugar. Process until everything is well blended, but do not puree.
  • Place in a container, cover, and chill well before serving.



Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Rochelle

    I was thinking maybe Campbell’s condensed tomato soup ! Or mayby the sell a different brand of condensed soup?

  2. Colleen B

    5 stars
    I just spent hours making salsa. Yes, I did can it. Then I remembered how much I love Chili’s salsa. I looked it up and there was the recipe. So simple and so easy to make. Thank you for the recipe. I just had chips and salsa last week at Chili’s. So very good. And since you can take an extra bag home with salsa, found me munching on them at 11:00 at night.

  3. Jim The Vaping Chef

    The secret in my opinion was adding a half cup of dill pickle juice to the mix as well as lime and cilantro. I coukd see vinegar doing similar but the dill is most likely part of Chilis spice pack. After 40 years cooking I can safely say I taste dill pickle flavor in Chilis salsa. My wife swears not only is mine like Chilis it’s a bit better.

    • KG

      5 stars
      Thanks for the tip! I’ve tried many Chili’s salsa copycat recipes and adding a little dill pickle juice is definitely what it needed. This is better than any salsa I’ve ever had and Chili’s has always been my favorite.

    • Nash

      For a summer dip add a few dices pineapples and finely chopped mint leaves to your salsa, that adds a tropical summer flavour which tastes divine

  4. Stanley Gee

    I make this base recipe ….a lot and in huge batches because when I take it people cant get enough. but I tweak it!
    I use a lot of extra sugar and a lot of cilantro. I add pickled jalapeños to taste. its a sweet hot flavor..
    Use the force Luke….. ( don’t measure anything)

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