Authentic Salsa

"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"
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Ready In:
40 oz


  • 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!)


  • Follow ingredient instructions to microwave peppers. Cut ingredients to fit in blender.
  • All all ingredients to blender and blend to desired consistency (add a sliver of the habenero to start).
  • Refrigerate leftovers.
  • 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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  1. 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.
  2. I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds like just what I have been looking for. I will let you know what I think as soon as I do.



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