Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

After trying this salsa, it is hard to go back to store-bought salsa. I could eat my weight in this stuff, along with tortilla chips. Yum!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mortar, crush the garlic, chile peppers, and salt and make a paste, using a circular motion with the pestle.
  2. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Most Helpful

Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. I substituted olive oil for vegetable oil and the juice from one lime for the red wine vinegar. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe, it will definitely made again!

NCSouthernBelle February 21, 2010

This is excellent, fresh-tasting salsa. I did halve the amount of salt because I was using quite fine grained sea salt. I also substituted green chilies that are more easily available for me. Still delicious. Will definitely make again and again. Thank you very much for sharing another wonderful recipe with us.

mianbao May 09, 2012

Delicious! My daughter's Girl Scout troop made this for their Service Unit's International Festival (their troop picked Chile as their country to represent) and served it with tortilla chips. The kids at the Festival loved it and some were eating it with spoons -- no chips! Several adults wanted the recipe because they gave it a THUMBS UP!

Cardinal79 March 06, 2010