My family begs me to make this during football season, with or without company coming over. It's so easy to make, that I don't mind. Use caution with the jalapeno pepper, however. I recommend using kitchen or disposable gloves. These amounts are the flavor my family likes, but you can use less or more jalapeno pepper depending on your tastes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
28
Yield:
28 servings
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Ingredients

28
Original recipe yields 28 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour 1 can of tomatoes into a blender, and add the jalapeno pepper, onion, cilantro leaves, lemon juice, and salt. Blend until fairly smooth. Pour in the second can of tomatoes and blend briefly. Adjust seasonings to taste by adding more lemon juice and salt. Let the salsa rest for 1/2 hour before serving to allow the flavors to blend.

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Nutrition Facts

7 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 1.7g 1% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 42.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (58)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2008
This is a super easy recipe. You can substitute Rotel (Original Flavor) instead. With Rotel you don't have to add any jalepeno peppers and Rotel is super cheap. I would definately use limes instead of lemons and adding a couple cloves of garlic will make this salsa even better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/22/2011
This recipe doesn't work....I think the translation of 1/2 bunch of cilantro leaves is the problem. All I ended up with was a blender full of green juice. Even when I tried to redo with an 1/8 of what the cilantro it was flavoured like cilantro and so spice Read More
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69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2008
This is a super easy recipe. You can substitute Rotel (Original Flavor) instead. With Rotel you don't have to add any jalepeno peppers and Rotel is super cheap. I would definately use limes instead of lemons and adding a couple cloves of garlic will make this salsa even better. Read More
(138)
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2008
The only reason this recipe didn't get 5 stars is because it doesn't call for garlic. Try that next time...makes it even better!! Read More
(91)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2008
Try this recipe, you won't believe how easy or how good! I make it for my co-workers and they are always impressed. The differences in mine are the following: I use green onion instead of yellow, I add two cloves of garlic, I use lime instead of lemon juice, I add half a red or green bell pepper, I use a large can of whole peeled tomatoes including the juice. I put all dry ingredients in the blender first and the tomatoes on top. Do not over blend unless you like it like juice instead of chunky. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2009
My family can't get enough of this stuff. I had a lot of jalapenos from my garden so I made several batches of this salsa put it in quart size ziploc bags and threw it in the freezer. The salsa thawed out wonderfully I just had to stir it and it was ready to go and it tasted great as well. We will never have a shortage of salsa again. Thanks! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2010
My first attempt at salsa and it was a huge hit!! The recipe is perfect as it is but I added garlic for personal preference. Fast and easy I'll be making this a lot. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2011
My sister shared this with me and her directions were to add a clove of garlic (sliced) DON'T hold back on the cilantro and to include the seeds of the jalapeno. No seeds = zero heat at all. The seeds add a little heat to bring it up to a mild. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2008
This recipe is fabulous and so easy! Like other users I added garlic. I also roasted/blackened the pepper over a stove burner to enhance the taste. Definitely a winner! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2008
I give this 5 stars! Great base Salsa! You can add or subtract to suite your own taste. I added chilies roasted red peppers and garlic to mine but that's just MY taste. Kudos To You! Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
08/22/2011
This recipe doesn't work....I think the translation of 1/2 bunch of cilantro leaves is the problem. All I ended up with was a blender full of green juice. Even when I tried to redo with an 1/8 of what the cilantro it was flavoured like cilantro and so spice Read More
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