This is the best homemade salsa recipe I've ever made. If you love restaurant-style salsa, look no further!

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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 onion in a bowl, and set aside. In a blender, place tomato sauce, jalapeno peppers, serrano pepper, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Blend well. Place the cilantro into the blender, and pulse several times to chop the cilantro. Do not over blend. Pour the tomato sauce mixture into the bowl with the onion, stir well to combine, and refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors before serving.

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Editor's Note

For a mild salsa, seed the peppers and scrape out all the interior veins before blending; for a hot salsa, leave the seeds and veins in.

Nutrition Facts

18.3 calories; 0.9 g protein; 4.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 349.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
Tasty I used one can of diced tomatos and one can sauce the flavors all came together perfectly. Thank you Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/04/2011
The salsa could be good without the cilantro...added cilantro and now I have just a huge mess of red and green to clean up. I suggest making this without the cilantro and if you want add a very very very very small amount of it. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
Tasty I used one can of diced tomatos and one can sauce the flavors all came together perfectly. Thank you Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
Tasty I used one can of diced tomatos and one can sauce the flavors all came together perfectly. Thank you Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2010
Good restaurant-style salsa. Can be easily adjusted to suit different tastes. Add or reduce the amounts of just about everything but the tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
Loved it! I followed other reviewers and used one can tomato sauce and one can diced tomatoes for a chunkier salsa. It was phenomenal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2010
This a great salsa recipe!! Almost identical to our favorite local mexican restaurant's salsa which they serve in a squirt bottle. Great stuff!! I didn't change anything made exactly as recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2011
This was good but hot! I made a half batch with minor changes- homemade sauce 2 jalapenos(because I had no serranos) and the hard to measure amounts of cilantro and lime juice. Cilantro ended up being the predominant flavor and then just followed by the heat. I will make this again but try to quantify the amounts since my reason for making this is to try to find a recipe that I could make consistently. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/04/2011
The salsa could be good without the cilantro...added cilantro and now I have just a huge mess of red and green to clean up. I suggest making this without the cilantro and if you want add a very very very very small amount of it. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2011
very easy to make. I used one can sauce and one can diced tomatoes. I omitted the serrano pepper as I didn't have one on hand. Somehow the onion that I used was SUPER strong so now that the flavors have mingled overnight I will add additional lime juice to tone down the overpowering onion. I usually make Pico de Gallo but was looking for more of a Taqueria-type salsa for a dish I was making. This fits the bill. This type of salsa is sometimes referred to as 'Ranchero' salsa. Thanks Toe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
Amazing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2012
Made half the recipe. This didn't have enough acid for me so after blending I added 1 tbs lime juice. Sadly I had to cut out all but 1 jalapeño and that was small because my mom can't take any heat. But the flavors were good and this is one of those really good base recipes. I later decided I wanted a chunky salsa so added one large fresh diced tomato. On tasting it with my chips it needed salt so threw in a pinch. I've been making salsa crude for years and with the added tomato lime and salt this is exactly what I was looking for in restaurant table salsa. Thanks! Read More
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