Caliente Christmas Salsa


This is a salsa with vibrant colors and even more vibrant flavors! It utilizes authentic ingredients that are all adjustable to suit individual tastes! If fresh cactus is not available, canned cactus may be substituted. The final mixture will be a variegated red and green and will be quite wet. This is a delicious and spicy salsa that, when bottled, makes a nice gift!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 /2 gallon


  • 6 tomatillos, diced

  • 5 ripe tomatoes, diced

  • ½ cup minced onion

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped

  • 1 fresh cactus leaf, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch dice

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine the tomatillos, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno peppers, cactus, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl; stir gently to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

4 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 64
Calories 4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 43mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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