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salsa recipe -quick, cheap, easy, healthy, n delicious

June 9, 2009

Few things in life are as dull and lackluster as jarred mega-mart salsa.  Even the so-called ‘premium’ brands taste like high fructose sugared, industrial salsa-like product.  Not good eats.  With a few common household items, five short minutes, and a semi-functional blender you’ll find yourself wondering what took so long to get off the jarred salsa bus.


7-9 fresh roma tomatoes peeled and seeded.  If not in season there’s no shame in using a 28oz can of WHOLE tomatoes.

1 small white onion, diced

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 chipotle pepper, minced

1 jalapeno or habanero pepper (optional).  Remove the seeds and ribs if you can’t take the heat.

Juice of 1 lime

Salt and pepper to taste

1 handful of cilantro.  Yea, yea yea:  if you think it tastes like soap click here, and omit from this recipe.

Dash of dried oregano

Dash of ground cumin


Add all the ingredients, save for the tomato, to a blender.  Pulse until desired consistency (me prefers salsa on the chunky side).

Add the tomato and pulse to desired consistency.

For bigger, better flavor set aside in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Serve with:

Baked tortilla chips, much negro modello, and tracks from your favorite mariachi band.


Looking for a sweeter salsa?  Add some roasted pineapple.


Salsa the way it's meant to be

One Comment leave one →
  1. Anne permalink
    June 10, 2009 9:44 am

    This sounds really good! I make a similar version, but I never thought to use chipotle in it. I am going to try your recipe this weekend for my BBQ. Thanks for the idea!

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