Traditional Salsa Recipe
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Why buy bottled salsa when you can make a more flavorful variety at home with not a lot of effort? You may want to double the recipe because it's sure to be a hit!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 5 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 11 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Traditional Salsa in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p220

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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marta827 User ID: 2713587 208163
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"Very quick and easy"

carol58d User ID: 735386 143215
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"I made this using 3 regular tomatoes, 1 green pepper, chopped onion,a few jarred jalepino slices, 1 garlic clove, garlic salt, some red pepper flakes and the juice of 2 limes."

kbabe819 User ID: 3846515 159700
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2010

"This is the first time I've made homemade salsa. This recipe was super simple and quick. The final product is delicious!"

wragz User ID: 2961995 64861
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"I used a dried chipotle pepper in place of the jalepeno pepper. I like my salsa on the smooth side so I zapped all ingredients in the food processor on pulse. Great recipe!"

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