Authentic Salsa

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by anonymous

So simple, all ingredients placed in a blender. No vinegar or lime juice! Received recipe from a Mexican friend who successfully sold this salsa in jugs. Great & inexpensive to bring to a party! FYI: Costco sells a huge bag of tortilla chips for $3. I've been adding a little more than 1/4 tspn of minced garlic

Top Review by BETHANY T.

I was really excited to try this recipe... I LOVE a good hot salsa. It just tasted like something was missing... maybe lime juice. Also, it looked really good until I added the cilantro to the blender.. it then turned into a murky brown color. I would suggest to finely chop the cilantro and stir it in after the salsa has blended for a better appearance. I think that this is a good basic recipe, but I just need to tweak ir for my tastes. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 28 ounces whole tomatoes (1 large can-do not drain)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 -2 fresh tomato
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 teaspoon salt (add just a little more then 1/4)
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves (loosely in a cup-not chopped-can add a little more)
  • 3 -4 jalapenos (with seeds, microwave for almost 2 mins)
  • 1 habanero (microwave for about 20 secs, slice a sliver to start)
  • 3 red jalapenos (red fresno peppers, microwave for 1 - 1.5 mins. May be hard to find, not necessary but good!)


  1. Follow ingredient instructions to microwave peppers. Cut ingredients to fit in blender.
  2. All all ingredients to blender and blend to desired consistency (add a sliver of the habenero to start).
  3. Refrigerate leftovers.
  4. NOTE: May need to add more salt or even cilantro if necessary. Adjust ingredients according to taste or heat desired. If too hot, add another tomato.

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