This is an easy recipe for salsa made in a blender. It is a staple at my house (and everyone I know's houses, too). Remember you can always add to taste. It's good on just about anything.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a blender, place diced tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, lemon juice, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, yellow onion, hot pepper sauce and garlic. Blend until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.

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Nutrition Facts

9 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 1.7g; sodium 95mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2006
I needed a good, quick salsa recipe and this one was the perfect starting point for me. I made a few changes based on my own tastes. I used 1 can of regular diced tomatoes and 1 can of Rotel tomatoes (the ones with green chiles). I use lime instead of lemon because that just makes more sense. I use an entire onion, again my taste. 2 or 3 cloves of fresh garlic. No hot sauce because that's just weird in salsa, and I use 1 or 2 serano peppers instead of jalapenos because I think it's a better tasting pepper. I mix this up in a food processor and let sit overnight. It's the only salsa I make now. Read More
(94)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/21/2011
Tastes like tomato sauce. Read More
(7)
195 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 139
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2006
I needed a good, quick salsa recipe and this one was the perfect starting point for me. I made a few changes based on my own tastes. I used 1 can of regular diced tomatoes and 1 can of Rotel tomatoes (the ones with green chiles). I use lime instead of lemon because that just makes more sense. I use an entire onion, again my taste. 2 or 3 cloves of fresh garlic. No hot sauce because that's just weird in salsa, and I use 1 or 2 serano peppers instead of jalapenos because I think it's a better tasting pepper. I mix this up in a food processor and let sit overnight. It's the only salsa I make now. Read More
(94)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Wow!! This is fantastic salsa!! Using a blender is a great idea. The flavor is so delicious and my husband who is NOT a salsa eater, ate a large bowl of this salsa with chips tonight. I could not believe it. I made this recipe as written and was very impressed and satisfied. The ingredients and instructions are simple and it is restaurant quality. I served this with a mexican themed dinner tonight and it was a huge success. My family (except for my husband, until now) enjoys eating salsa and chips for a snack. I have purchased about every brand of jarred salsa but they just don't taste like the salsa at a mexican restaurant. I'm going to keep this as a staple in the fridge and never buy jarred salsa again. Great recipe and thank you for sharing. Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is a GREAT salsa. It is easy and fast. I add a can of green chillis and use a can of Rotel tomatoes for an extra kick. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2010
This salsa is very similar to the hot salsa that comes with the chips at the Mexican restaraunts. It is made with canned tomatoes but the cilantro & onion gives it a nice freshness. I also used a hand emulsion blender which made it real quick to make. The only downside is it is a little bit too hot for my taste. I added a pinch of garlic powder and of onion salt but left out the hot sauce as the green chiles in tomatoes and fresh jalepeno was enough hotness for me. Also it makes a lot of salsa. So unless your having a party I would maybe cut the recipe in half. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This salsa is the best! It's easy to make and very delicious! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This salsa is the bomb-diggity. If you don't try this easy recipe you're out of your skull...SARAH knows her salsa! YUM YUM!!! Read More
(17)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Sarah I just made this wonderful salsa and it was wonderful! I left out the onions added 2 cloves of garlic and added canned jalapeno peppers. It tastes better than tbe mexican restraunts I go to. No more canned for me! Thanks. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This turned out EXCELLENT! I've NEVER made salsa before but I tried this and followed the directions step by step only I added a bit more garlic & only 1/2 of a jalepeno pepper and it was so YUMMY! The fresh cilantro made it that much better! Thank you SO much!!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I confess I mainly wanted to try Sarah's Salsa because my name is Sarah but it ended up being great salsa. I've made it several times now and have yet to find a salsa recipe my husband and I enjoy more than this one. Read More
(14)
Rating: 1 stars
12/21/2011
Tastes like tomato sauce. Read More
(7)
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