This is a recipe I just throw together, but it is very popular. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, tomatillo, and salt to taste. Mix well. Add 1/2 of the jalapeno pepper, and taste. If you desire your salsa with more of a kick, add the remaining 1/2 jalapeno. If you are satisfied with the salsa's heat, do not add the remaining jalapeno pepper. Cover the salsa, and chill until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

53 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 11.7g 4% DV; fat 0.5g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 13.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (188)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is a great recipe for Fresh Salsa! I cut way back on the onion and garlic, doubled the lime juice, and threw in half of a chopped cucumber. This is heavenly on bean tacos! I like to supplement the spiciness with bottled hot taco sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
This salsa lacked something - I served when guests came over and everyone agreed it just wasn't very good. I ended up throwing it away. Read More
(41)
249 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 133
  • 4 star values: 79
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is a great recipe for Fresh Salsa! I cut way back on the onion and garlic, doubled the lime juice, and threw in half of a chopped cucumber. This is heavenly on bean tacos! I like to supplement the spiciness with bottled hot taco sauce. Read More
(195)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is the quintissential salsa recipe. The cool tomatoes contrast nicely against the spicy jalapenos and pungent onion, and the lime juice and salt round out the flavors nicely. Let it sit overnight to really let the flavor develop. Read More
(169)
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2007
I went to a party last week and a friend of mine brought a dip similar to this one, and after trying it I had to make it. I came here and found this recipe. It has been a week and I've made this dip twice! I must admit that they weren't the same recipe, this one is actually better! The garlic and jalapenos give it quite the kick, and my family is in love with Cilantro, so this is the perfect recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2006
Good basic salsa recipe. Actually more like pico de gallo than salsa but you could always put in food processor. We like this recipe just the way it is - it is chunky and full of flavor. I'm not sure about the exact measurements because I usually just "eyeball" amounts but the ingredients compliment each other well. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
This salsa lacked something - I served when guests came over and everyone agreed it just wasn't very good. I ended up throwing it away. Read More
(41)
Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2006
This salsa is mostly onion and very strongly so. The cilantro is very strong too. It would be better if these two ingredients were reduced by about half and maybe more tomatoes used. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
My whole family loved this recipe. It was so easy and only took minutes Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2010
I didn't realize how simple it is to make salsa! I followed the recipe exactly (with the exception of the tomatillo because I didn't have one). It is so good! Even before I gave the ingredients a chance to marry. I'll never buy jar salsa again! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is the recipe I was searching for! It turned out great. I ended up using the entire pepper as I thought the heat needed to be turned up. Read More
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