I love Mexican food and this refreshing salsa is easy to prepare, notes Sarah Berger from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I think it tastes even better than the store-bought variety.

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Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a food processor, combine all ingredients; cover and process until chunky. Transfer to a small bowl.



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Nutritional Analysis: 1/3 cup equals 34 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 336 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 vegetable.

Nutrition Facts

31 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 6.7g; fat 0.3g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 269.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (151)

Rating: 5 stars
My homemade salsa is good, but this salsa is great (and a little faster to make)! I used canned "fire roasted" tomatoes, which added a smoky flavor to the salsa. Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I doubled this recipe. I did not have whole tomatoes, I used two cans organic diced tomatoes. I did use canned jalapeno only because I don't keep fresh on hand. After running the ingredients through the blender, I folded in an additional 1/4 cup or so more minced cilantro. VERY easy. This recipe doubled filled one quart Ball jar to the top. I normally add brown sugar to homemade salsa but the cider vinegar gave it a little sweet-tang that I really liked. Next time, I would increase the garlic, just for my own personal taste liking. NOTE: The longer this salsa sits, the better it gets. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wow! Now, this is some really good salsa! I've been searching for a really good salsa recipe and I think I've finally found it. I used a 14.5 oz. can of fire roasted tomatoes, 2 tsp. of cider vinegar, 2 tsp. of fresh lime juice, 2 tsp. of minced garlic from the jar, 1/2 tsp. of salt, and 1/2 tsp. of sugar. I put this into my mini food processor and let it go.... I put it in the fridge for a couple of hours to let the flavors blend and this is now my "go to" salsa recipe. My brother and his girlfriend devoured the stuff and said it was better than Chili's! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
5+ Stars! My 16 year old had to put together some homemade salsa at the last minute and we had all the ingredients (except used petite diced tomatoes, 3 jalapenos and red wine vinegar instead of the cider). I thought it'd be decent but it actually blew us away! Let it chill overnight, WOW! Will never buy store salsa again. :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I added a tablespoon of lime juice to give it some zing as well as fresh tomatos and a jalapeno from our garden Great recipie. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Super good! I used diced, fire roasted tomatoes with green chiles from Trader Joe's. I was curious about the vinegar so I divided the salsa and tried lime on one half and apple cider on the other. Definitely preferred the lime. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wow, I thought I loved my local Mexican restaurant's salsa but this definitely rivals theirs. I never thought to use canned tomatoes for a fresh tasting salsa but this works so well it will be my go to for fresh salsa. I did add an extra 1/2 tsp salt. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The very best salsa I have ever ate..Very easy to make,made no changes other than taken the serving size to 12.. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this stuff. Even though you are using canned tomatoes, it has such a fresh taste unlike the stuff you get in jars at the grocery store. I prefer a chunky salsa so i hand chop everything. Be careful...this is addictive. Read More