This is a Texas recipe I've developed and refined over many years. It's very fast, easy, and I usually have everything on hand. I often give it as gifts to my family back East.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime juice, salt, green chiles, and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Blend on low to desired consistency.

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Nutrition Facts

16 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 283 mg sodium. 3.9 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
Thie recipe was amazing. The only things I would suggest are 1. buying Hunt's tomatoes - don't substitute with a generic brand. 2. draining the tomatoes, unless you like a really runny salsa. 3. only blending on pulse a few times - I'm talking seconds. The first batch I made was very runny, but the second one was AMAZING, and I got so many compliments on it!! :) Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2003
I was really disappointed with this recipe after all the wonderful reviews. It just didn't have much of a taste to it and I followed the recipe exactly. Blending it was a big mistake also it gives it a watery consistency. Read More
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1152 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 189
  • 3 star values: 53
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
Thie recipe was amazing. The only things I would suggest are 1. buying Hunt's tomatoes - don't substitute with a generic brand. 2. draining the tomatoes, unless you like a really runny salsa. 3. only blending on pulse a few times - I'm talking seconds. The first batch I made was very runny, but the second one was AMAZING, and I got so many compliments on it!! :) Thanks! Read More
(451)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
Thie recipe was amazing. The only things I would suggest are 1. buying Hunt's tomatoes - don't substitute with a generic brand. 2. draining the tomatoes, unless you like a really runny salsa. 3. only blending on pulse a few times - I'm talking seconds. The first batch I made was very runny, but the second one was AMAZING, and I got so many compliments on it!! :) Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2004
I loved this but I don't like uncooked canned tomatoes so I used fresh Roma, my garden is full in summer so I make this as often as I can. Always a hit at get together's. Try the fresh tomatoes you won't be sorry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
Wonderful tasting salsa. I did do a few changes in the recipe. I used Mexican stewed tomatoes, fresh jalapeno's, lemon juice in place of lime, lots of cilantro and added about a teaspoon of chili powder to mine. All our favorite Mexican restaurants tell us to use the chili powder. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
Words cannot describe how I feel about this recipe. It's soooo good. I was skeptical that it could really taste fresh with canned tomatoes, but it truly does. I didn't change a thing and it was mild and flavorful. When you originally chop your onions, leave them a little on the big side, that way when you blend them, they won't be puried and be overpowering. Also, don't over blend the salsa. After reading reviews, it seems some have complained about the consistency, that it's too runny. I didn't drain my tomatoes, but only pulsed my blender a few times. The consistency was perfect. I've eaten chips and salsa for lunch 2 days in a row now. I'm addicted and will make this regularly. Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2003
Good as it is but if you're looking for more of a homemade less sweet taste try using fresh cut Mexican style canned tomatoes in lieu of the stewed tomatoes. I also added a jalapeno to give it more flavor and added green onions for less of a "canned" taste. Wonderful! Tastes just like the salsa at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2004
I rated this recipe once before. I do NOT blend the tomatoes because I like chunky sauce. Everyone is SO impressed with the recipe! Original review: "A KEEPER! - and also to share! Anyone who objects to canned and/or Ro-Tel tomatoes should remember that purchased salsa has been cooked and processed. This recipe has the additional fresh ingredients which takes it FAR above the average purchased salsa (and much cheaper than store prices). Thanks so VERY much for sharing!" If you want "chunky salsa" do NOT use the blender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This is a quick and easy recipe for delicious salsa-the key is to blend the ingredients for a few seconds. Tastes even better the second day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2003
This is an absolutely fantastic recipe. I make it for all the parties that we go to - and continue to get lots of requests for it! It is very important to remember to drain the tomatoes - otherwise it is too runny. This has joined my recipe book as one of my 'regulars'. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Wow! Now, this is some really good salsa! No wonder the word "famous" is in the title! I've been searching for a really good salsa recipe and I think I've finally come across some really good stuff. I cut the recipe in half and used a 14.5 oz. can of fire roasted tomatoes. Instead of green chiles I opted to used 1 Tbsp. of jalepeno as that's what I had on hand. I added 2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp. of minced garlic from the jar, 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. Perfect with warm tortilla chips! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2003
I was really disappointed with this recipe after all the wonderful reviews. It just didn't have much of a taste to it and I followed the recipe exactly. Blending it was a big mistake also it gives it a watery consistency. Read More
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