Rick's Salsa

"My neighbor Edwardo owned a Mexican restaurant nearby and had the best fresh salsa. He told me what his ingredients were and surprisingly the garlic was garlic powder. My oldest son's friend Kevin would be really surprised to find I use vinegar in my salsa. He swears he doesn't care for vinegar, but he loves my salsa."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Mix onion, jalapeno, lime juice, red wine vinegar, cilantro, salt and.
  • garlic powder into small mixing bowl.
  • Puree 1/3 of tomatoes in a blender.
  • Coarsely chop remainder of tomato in the blender.
  • Pour the tomato into mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • Refrigerate. Serve after one hour.

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  1. Karen R.
    Great flavor! This is one of the best salsa recipes I have found however, it needs to be used the same day it is made. Overnight refrigeration seems to take something away that I can't quite put my finger on.
  2. limejen
    I have just made this salsa for the third time in a week!! I am addicted! It is so quick and easy and just so darn good! (Made it exactly as suggested and the heat was perfect.)
  3. RedVinoGirl
    Wonderful! Made as stated and only used 2 jalapeno's since people said it was too spicy but wished I would have added all 3. Used fresh lime juice and increased the cilantro. I also used 4 cloves of fresh garlic rather than garlic powder. Will definitely make again.
  4. children from A to Z
    Wonderful salsa! Everyone loved it. I did only add 1 jalapeno, we're whimps. Next time I will add 1 more. Gread flavor and so fast to make. Thanks so much for posting, I will be making more very soon.
  5. Krazykimm
    This was the easiest salsa I have ever made and such simple ingredients. I love it. Great salsa recipe when your in a hurry. Taste was awesome.


<p>I started cooking when I was about 12 years old. I was a fan of Graham Kerr's Galloping Gourmet and my mother helped me buy the ingredients and cook Steak Diane after I saw it on his show. <br /> <br />I can't cook for the family every night, but I try try to have one or two nights a week when I can fix them a home meal. Sunday is the day when my wife, 3 kids, 1 daughter-in-law, and 2 grand daughters get together to have a big dinner. <br /> <br />My picture is me holding my babies. Being a grandfather is really great. They call me Papa by the way.</p>
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