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D's Famous Salsa Recipe
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D's Famous Salsa
This salsa is easy and so zesty, it's like a fiesta in your mouth. See more
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D's Famous Salsa

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"This is a Texas recipe I've developed and refined over many years. It's very fast, easy, and I usually have everything on hand. I often give it as gifts to my family back East."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Place the tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime juice, salt, green chiles, and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Blend on low to desired consistency.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 20, 2005

Thie recipe was amazing. The only things I would suggest are 1. buying Hunt's tomatoes - don't substitute with a generic brand. 2. draining the tomatoes, unless you like a really runny salsa. 3. only blending on pulse a few times - I'm talking seconds. The first batch I made was very runny, but the second one was AMAZING, and I got so many compliments on it!! :) Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 30, 2003

I was really disappointed with this recipe after all the wonderful reviews. It just didn't have much of a taste to it and I followed the recipe exactly. Blending it was a big mistake also, it gives it a watery consistency.

Aug 24, 2004

I loved this but I don't like uncooked canned tomatoes so I used fresh Roma, my garden is full in summer so I make this as often as I can. Always a hit at get together's. Try the fresh tomatoes you won't be sorry.

Nov 13, 2003

Wonderful tasting salsa. I did do a few changes in the recipe. I used Mexican stewed tomatoes, fresh jalapeno's, lemon juice in place of lime, lots of cilantro and added about a teaspoon of chili powder to mine. All our favorite Mexican restaurants tell us to use the chili powder. Thanks for the recipe.

Apr 19, 2006

Words cannot describe how I feel about this recipe. It's soooo good. I was skeptical that it could really taste fresh with canned tomatoes, but it truly does. I didn't change a thing and it was mild and flavorful. When you originally chop your onions, leave them a little on the big side, that way when you blend them, they won't be puried and be overpowering. Also, don't over blend the salsa. After reading reviews, it seems some have complained about the consistency, that it's too runny. I didn't drain my tomatoes, but only pulsed my blender a few times. The consistency was perfect. I've eaten chips and salsa for lunch 2 days in a row now. I'm addicted and will make this regularly. Thanks so much!

Apr 19, 2003

Good as it is, but if you're looking for more of a homemade, less sweet taste try using fresh cut Mexican style canned tomatoes in lieu of the stewed tomatoes. I also added a jalapeno to give it more flavor, and added green onions for less of a "canned" taste. Wonderful! Tastes just like the salsa at our favorite Mexican restaurant.

Mar 11, 2004

[I rated this recipe once before. I do NOT blend the tomatoes, because I like chunky sauce. Everyone is SO impressed with the recipe!] Original review: "A KEEPER! - and also to share! Anyone who objects to canned, and/or Ro-Tel tomatoes should remember that purchased salsa has been cooked and processed. This recipe has the additional fresh ingredients which takes it FAR above the average purchased salsa (and much cheaper than store prices). Thanks so VERY much for sharing!" [If you want "chunky salsa" do NOT use the blender].

Jul 23, 2003

This is a quick and easy recipe for delicious salsa-the key is to blend the ingredients for a few seconds. Tastes even better the second day.


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  • Calories
  • 16 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.9 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 283 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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