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LittleBitFae's Fresh Tomato Salsa

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A quick and easy salsa without all the chemicals and preservatives from store-bought brands. Store any remaining salsa in an air tight container in the fridge."
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1 h 20 m servings 19
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. Bring a small saucepan of salted water to a boil; add onions and immediately remove saucepan from heat. Let onions blanche in hot water until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain and rinse onions with cold water.
  2. Combine cilantro and lime juice in a sealable plastic bag, squeeze bag to remove as much air as possible from the bag before sealing, and massage the lime juice into the cilantro leaves through the bag until the leaves are all moistened.
  3. Turn the cilantro out onto a cutting board and chop; transfer to a bowl. Stir onion, tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper with the cilantro mixture.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 19 calories; 0.2 4.1 0.8 0 150 Full nutrition

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This was the first time I made salsa. I made some adjustments by adding red peppers and seasonings, and omitting the jalapeño peppers. I mixed it together in a food processor. Delicious!!

This is just the recipe I was looking for. I wanted all fresh ingredients and I wanted it to taste as closely as possible like the salsa from a Mexican restaurant I used to frequent many years a...

this is a great salsa. you can adjust the heat by the peppers. stealing from another recipe I added 1.5 tbls brown sugar. I like a little sweet with my heat!

Yummy! I added corn and black beans and I did not peal the tomatoes. I diced some smaller chunks and some a bit larger. It is good I will make it again.

Lovely salsa to hot for my taste buds but my hubby and friends just love it.. I make a similar milder one for myself and I added a dash of 1/4 tsp instead of the heat.. Little extra flavour wit...

Salsa is always good, and this is no exception. I ran out of tomatoes so I use this in my grilled cheese sandwich instead. It makes a great addition to a grilled cheese sandwich too.