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Traditional Salsa

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
    2-1/2 cups


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 11 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • marta827
    Oct 22, 2011

    Very quick and easy

  • carol58d
    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
    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
    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!