This is a simple salsa recipe I learned from my brother-in-law who worked at an authentic Mexican restaurant. Boiling the jalapeno peppers is the magic to the recipe. This is great with tortilla chips, tacos, or other Mexican recipes.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil; add jalapeno peppers. Reduce heat to medium and boil peppers for 15 minutes; drain. When cool enough to handle, remove stems of peppers.

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  • Place jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, garlic salt, cumin, black pepper, white pepper, and cilantro in a blender. Blend to your desired texture, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts

19.4 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 4.4g 1% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 253.9mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
I've long suspected the key to the awesome salsa at my favorite authentic Mexican restaurants was canned tomatoes so I was excited to try this. I made it twice: the first time I followed it exactly. The thing about salsa is that it's very subjective and easy to tweak so I gave this five stars even though I found it a little too soupy a little too hot and it was missing something... which I realized was onions and garlic. So I tried it again: draining the tomatoes adding two tablespoons of diced onions a 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and taking it down to one jalapeno. Success! This is a great recipe to tweak for your own tastes. Love it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2018
no changes and yes i am going to make it again Read More
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  • 3 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
I've long suspected the key to the awesome salsa at my favorite authentic Mexican restaurants was canned tomatoes so I was excited to try this. I made it twice: the first time I followed it exactly. The thing about salsa is that it's very subjective and easy to tweak so I gave this five stars even though I found it a little too soupy a little too hot and it was missing something... which I realized was onions and garlic. So I tried it again: draining the tomatoes adding two tablespoons of diced onions a 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and taking it down to one jalapeno. Success! This is a great recipe to tweak for your own tastes. Love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2012
So simple yet so delicious! It has a nice amount of heat without popping your eyes out. The only tweak I made was to add a bit of salt since I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt. I used diced tomatoes so I only had to blend for about 8-10 seconds. I made some baked tortilla chips with whole wheat tortillas. So good! I gave hubby a taste and all he could say was WOW! This is a keeper! It's a nice recipe to have on hand when unexpected guests stop by. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2012
This is fabulous salsa. I do not care for pepper black or white and I do not like hot foods, ironically I loved this. I was so tempting to reduce spices or use some fresh garlic. Don't change the spices. I used 1.5 cups of fresh garden tomatoes peeled and chopped and then added a can of petite diced tomatoes to make the 28 oz size. For the jalepenos I used about a 1/2 can drained 4oz size of diced jalepenos. They are already prepared. The salsa was kind of like the restaurant salsa, they serve with chips, if it was completely fresh. I have made a lot of salsas and this one is really good. I put it in my Vitamix on about speed 7 or 8 for 7 seconds. Thanks, Roberto. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2017
I make this salsa often. It definitely reminds me of restaurant salsa and I love it! I can't always seem to get a consistent spiciness. Sometimes I've used 3 jalapeños and it's overwhelming then I would try 2 and it didn't have enough kick. I think it may just depend on the size and quality of the jalapeños you get. Otherwise I still love the ease and taste of this recipe and if I'm not so lazy I can get the spice just right by adding 2 jalapeños and parts of the 3rd until it's just right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2013
I really enjoy this salsa but I sometimes add a bit of cayenne pepper and other things for a little spice. I added some chipotle powder for a little heat but the flavor and texture is great. Thanks for sharing such a simple but effective recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2012
I can't believe more people haven't tried this. It is fantastic! I used fresh garlic and salt insted of garlic salt and also added some chopped onion. Will surely be making this again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2017
I love this recipe! So simple and so tasty! I used less juice added some onions and garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2015
This was amazing! I thought I had white pepper and when I realized I didn't figured I'd just double-up the black. Well I put in 1 tsp instead of 1/2 tsp...and that little mistake turned out great! Definitely easy and will be a go-to salsa for our family now! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2013
this is sooo easy to make. the only change i made was i didn't use so much cumin. it tasted to much like chili not salsa. Otherwise best ever!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2018
no changes and yes i am going to make it again Read More