Salsa Recipe -
Salsa Recipe
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"This is a recipe I just throw together, but it is very popular. Serve with tortilla chips."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, tomatillo, and salt to taste. Mix well. Add 1/2 of the jalapeno pepper, and taste. If you desire your salsa with more of a kick, add the remaining 1/2 jalapeno. If you are satisfied with the salsa's heat, do not add the remaining jalapeno pepper. Cover the salsa, and chill until ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This is a great recipe for Fresh Salsa! I cut way back on the onion and garlic, doubled the lime juice, and threw in half of a chopped cucumber. This is heavenly on bean tacos! I like to supplement the spiciness with bottled hot taco sauce.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

This salsa lacked something - I served when guests came over and everyone agreed it just wasn't very good. I ended up throwing it away.

Jan 25, 2004

This is the quintissential salsa recipe. The cool tomatoes contrast nicely against the spicy jalapenos and pungent onion, and the lime juice and salt round out the flavors nicely. Let it sit overnight to really let the flavor develop.

Jan 20, 2007

I went to a party last week and a friend of mine brought a dip similar to this one, and after trying it I had to make it. I came here and found this recipe. It has been a week and I've made this dip twice! I must admit that they weren't the same recipe, this one is actually better! The garlic and jalapenos give it quite the kick, and my family is in love with Cilantro, so this is the perfect recipe!

Sep 12, 2006

Good, basic salsa recipe. Actually, more like pico de gallo than salsa, but you could always put in food processor. We like this recipe just the way it is - it is chunky and full of flavor. I'm not sure about the exact measurements because I usually just "eyeball" amounts, but the ingredients compliment each other well.

Sep 01, 2006

This salsa is mostly onion, and very strongly so. The cilantro is very strong, too. It would be better if these two ingredients were reduced by about half, and maybe more tomatoes used.

Jan 25, 2004

My whole family loved this recipe. It was so easy, and only took minutes

Dec 07, 2010

I didn't realize how simple it is to make salsa! I followed the recipe exactly (with the exception of the tomatillo because I didn't have one). It is so good! Even before I gave the ingredients a chance to marry. I'll never buy jar salsa again!


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  • Calories
  • 53 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 13 mg
  • < 1%

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

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