Salsa No-Cilantro

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Salsa for those who dislike fresh cilantro. Easy cheap, healthy and available in your pantry.

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  • 1 (28 ounce) can chopped tomatoes, with juices (this is best if mixed with fresh tomatoes)
  • 3 jalapenos (fresh or substitute bell pepper, Serrano, Anaheim, etc.)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seed (ground or toasted and crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seed (ground or toasted and crushed)
  • 12 tablespoon oregano
  • 12 tablespoon cayenne (Optional is used for color and heat. You could also use with chipotle powder or smoked paprika inste)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pepper sauce (Yucatan- habeneros, carrots, lime, spices, vinegar, water OR use just lime juice as needed)


  1. Finely chop jalepenos, garlic and onions and combine in a bowl.
  2. Add tomatoes and juice to bowl.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to bowl.
  4. Add olive oil to bowl and toss all ingredients.
  5. Drizzle water over bowl until salsa reaches a desired consistency.
  6. Add salt (and optional fresh ground black pepper) to taste.
  7. Add (optional sugar) to balance acidity.
  8. Refrigerate for at least an hour.