Chips & Salsa

How to make Chips and Salsa

Prep time:  1 hour 10 mins

Cook time:  20 mins

Total time:  1 hour 30 mins

Taco Bell salsa and chips are one of the most liked side menu items of the chain that you can enjoy with all the menu items. However, the chain later introduced a breakfast salsa that you can avail only in breakfast hours with the breakfast menu items. The salsa and chips are available in different flavours. They are spicy and tasty.


If you wish to prepare salsa and chips at home then you can do it easily by following a few simple steps. 


We have divided the ingredients into two equal parts; one for salsa and the other for chips. Let us know the approximate quantity of each ingredient that you need to prepare your favourite salsa and chips from Taco Bell. 

For Salsa

  • 1 can Whole Tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 2 cans Rotel Diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies (10 oz)
  • ¼ cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Jalapeno diced
  • ¼ tsp Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Cumin
  • ½ cup Cilantro
  • juice of ½ Lime

For Chips

  • 12 Corn Tortillas
  • ¾ cup Corn oil
  • Salt

Method of Preparation

  1. To prepare the Salsa recipe combine all salsa ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Run te food processor until you get the consistency of salsa you like.
  3. Now refrigerate the salsa for at least 1 hour before using it with any dish.
  4. To prepare the chips, cut each tortilla into 6 equal pieces.
  5. Place a heavy skillet on a gas stove. Pour the oil in the skillet up to ¼" depth.
  6. Heat oil over medium flame.
  7. Add the tortilla chips and cook for about 2 minutes or until the hips start to turn brown. You should fry the tortillas in batches for even cooking.
  8. Remove the tortillas from the skillet and drain on a paper towel covered plate.
  9. When the excess oil is drained out, sprinkle some salt on it.
  10. If you do not want to fry the tortillas in oil, ten you can bake chips on a cookie sheet at 350 degree in an oven for 12-14 minutes. Flip one side after it is properly cooked.
  11. Store in an air tight container if you want to consume it later. 

Note: You should prepare this recipe in two batches if you do not have a large food processor.

Nutrition Facts

There are 250 calories in chips and salsa from Taco Bell; most of the calories come from fat and carbohydrates. Let us know all the nutrients that you get from chips and salsa. 


For a Serving Size of 1 Serving (100g)

  • Calories: 250
  • Total Fat: 11.00g (14%)
  • Saturated Fat: 1.000g (5%)
  • Trans Fat: 0.000g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0%)
  • Sodium: 470mg (20%)
  • Total Carbohydrate: 33.00g (12%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0g (14%)
  • Sugars: 4.00g
  • Protein: 4.00g
  • Vitamin D: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%
  • Potassium: 0%


Reviewed December 2, 2014

Much better than Taco Bell

Probably the best restaurant that Escalon has to offer. Because of the small size of the town itself, there is rarely a time that you would have to wait for a table. The service is friendly and quick. The chips and salsa are just a touch better than ok. The salsa is usually mild at best and looks mostly like it was made from semi ripe tomatoes. It lacks the nice red color that you get from ripe fresh tomato, but it serves its purpose just the same. The chips are normally served warm, but for me, they are onthe thin side. I personally prefer chips that are made of flour tortillas that have been fried to makecrispy. All of the menu items are flavorful, and very reasonable in price. This is my go to restaurant for Mexican food. Much better than what Modesto has to offer.

Date of visit: November 2014

Reviewed July 30, 2014

Awesome Food & Service

Had a business lunch here Monday. Love this place. No noise. Service was immediate and continually attentive without being intrusive, but the food... Oh my goodness. The food was delicious. The chips were obviously made there. So fresh and crisp. The salsa was fresh and perfectly seasoned. So good. I had chicken enchilada Verde and it was the best I've ever had. Everything was fresh. Plus, you get your choice of corn or flour tortilla! Who does that? This place does! The price was downright inexpensive, too. I love this place and will be back.

Date of visit: July 2014

Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Some of the best salsa anywhere. Great food a a reasonable price.

This restaurant has been around for many years and continues to be a local favorite for many. They have great food, great service and an enjoyable atmosphere. There chips and salsa are second to none.

Date of visit: March 2014

Reviewed September 26, 2012


Beef Burritos taste like beef stew tortillas were over cooked it was like rubber the only thing I liked was the chips and salsa i would never recommended going here and will not pay to eat here again worse Mexican food i ever had i would rather eat at Taco Bell before eating here

The Most Popular Queries

What are the ingredients in Taco Bell Salsa?

Ans: The ingredients in Taco Bell Salsa are water, Tomato Paste, Distilled Vinegar, Jalapeñoes, Modified Food Starch and then less than 2% of assorted preservatives (like potassium sorbate) and spices (like onion juice, chilli pepper and salt).


When can I have Chips and salsa?

Ans: Chips and Salsa are one of the best selling and most popular menu items of Taco Bell chain. You can have these as a side dish with each type of meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).


How does Taco Bell tortilla chips taste?

Ans: Taco Bell’s Fire Tortilla Chips are crispy, crunchy, and full of fiery sauce packet flavor that will definitely make your day the moment you have them.


What is Taco Bell’s Breakfast Salsa?

The new breakfast salsa from Taco Bell does come in small yellow packages. It is somewhat similar in appearance to the mild salsa packages that the Taco Bell chain offers. The different level of salsa comes in different color packages. Hence, the breakfast salsa is similar to the mild salsa, in terms of how hot it is.

Latest News

Taco Bell has Added Diablo Salsa To Their Sauce Packet Chips Lineup

“Taco Bell broke into grocery stores with the debut of their sauce packet tortilla chips. Available in Mild, Classic, and Fire Sauce forms originally earlier in 2018, a new flavor is joining the lineup: Diablo Salsa, the spiciest out of all of Taco Bell's condiments,” Foodbeast has reported. 

Diablo Salsa chips are spicier than Flamin' Hot Cheetos, one of the hotter snacks in the game. It tastes just like Taco Bell's spiciest salsa, with the vinegar flavor being spot-on. It would definitely go well with some guac or 7-layer dip that you have prepped for upcoming game days