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Home-made Salsa

We love chips and salsa in my house, and since growing our own jalapeno plants we’ve had an influx of jalapeno. The first thing that came to mind was home-made salsa. I must admit I’ve tried making a wide variety of home-made salsa’s in past years, and none have ever came out as good as my newly created recipe. I’ve made several batches of this salsa since first perfecting this recipe. *Please make note that you should only refrigerate and eat the salsa for up to 5 days in the refrigerator since this is 100% fresh ingredients and absolutely no preservatives!

Prep:  10 minutes  

Serves: 4 (about 2 cups)


  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro, stems removed
  • 1 jalapeno, stem cut off  (de-seed if you don’t want it spicy)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


1. Using a food processor, place jalapeno, garlic, onion, cilantro, and lime juice in food processor. Food process until all items are minced. 

2. Add spices and tomatoes to the mixture, and puree until tomatoes are well incorporated and have broken down to small bite size pieces. We like a chunky sauce so I like to keep chunks of tomatoes too… Just monitor the food processor and pulse until your desired consistency. 

Serving Suggestions: Chips & Guacamole

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2 Responses to “Home-made Salsa”

  1. Courtney posted on August 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm (#)

    For as much as I LOVE salsa, I've never made it! You've inspired me though!

  2. Katie posted on August 13, 2010 at 7:30 pm (#)

    Courtney, I'm glad to hear that I've inspired you… super easy and delicious! Just remember it only last a week in the fridge at best. However, I don't think my tub of salsa has ever lasted more than 3 days!!!

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