Monday, March 28, 2011

My Favorite Salsa

We've been on a Mexican flavors kick the past couple of weeks, so much so that we went to the same Mexican restaurant two weekends in a row.  You know the kind of restaurant.  It's where they bring a great big basket of warm tortilla chips and spicy salsa as soon as you sit down.  It's where you can get your margaritas either frozen or on the rocks, salt or no salt on the rim.  Just keep them coming!  There's something terribly addictive about those spicy, salty, limey flavors.  Oh, yes!
My Favorite Salsa
Salsa helps satisfy my cravings for the Mexican flavors.  Luckily I have a favorite salsa recipe that is quick and easy to make.  The ingredients are readily available.  You may already have them in your pantry.  This recipe makes more than enough for a salsa-loving family.  It's perfect for a party, too!

My Favorite Salsa
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Makes more than 1 quart
My Favorite Salsa Ingredients

  • 1-28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2-14.5 ounce cans petite diced tomatoes with jalapenos
  • 1 can chopped green chiles
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped fine
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder

Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and stir to combine. Transfer half of the ingredients to a blender.  Blend for a couple of seconds to reduce the chunks.  Add the blended salsa back to the original bowl and stir to combine.  Go ahead and taste it to be sure it has the level of spice and heat you like.  You can add more of whatever you like.  Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

Would you like some Guacamole with your salsa?  Here's a link to my yummy Guacamole recipe.

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  1. Donna! I am totally going to make this for my hubby. He love salsa! And like you, I have all the ingredients on hand except the cilantro and jalapenos. Definitely a project for this week. Thanks for sharing! Heading over to check the guacamole recipe!

  2. Printed!! My husband was just saying the other day that he wishes I would make salsa again. But mine always got so liquid-y after a day or two.

  3. Stephanie, try leaving out the vinegar, like I did, and don't put it through the blender. That is, if you like the chunks, which we do. I hope you like it.

  4. This looks amazing! I'm totally saving this hubs & I love chips & salsa. Here's a good homemade chip recipe:

    Use corn tortillas shells, cut with a pizza cutter into triangles & deep fry for a few minutes until golden brown. Take out of deep fryer & put in a bowl lined with paper towels & sprinkle with Lawry's Seasoning. So yummy & would probably be great with your salsa!

  5. Mom of the Twinkies...Those chips sound great. I've never tried making chips. I'lll have to try it!

  6. Wow! Sounds like it'll be awesome and oh-so easy. Love it. I love guacamole, too, so I'll definitely be checking that out!

    Cheers to you!

  7. Thanks, Lisa. Nice to have you visiting. I hope you try it.

  8. Thanks a lot! It's 10:45PM and now I'm hungry for salsa and chips! LOL! I use similar ingredients and the blender too. I bought freeze dried cilantro in my herb section of the produce aisle and it works great for recipes needing some cilantro. Now I always have it on hand.

  9. I've seen the frozen parsley and cilantro in the freezer section. I should buy it, or perhaps chop and freeze what I have in the fridge!

  10. Wow! Thanks so much for the linky love! I'm so glad you liked it and I love seeing how others adapt the recipes! Now I've got to try your guacamole!

  11. We really love your salsa recipe, Suzanne. Thanks so much for sharing it. I hope the link will bring you some new readers as well.

  12. Just tried this recipe and it turned out so good! Can't wait for hubby to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Pro Diva, Happy to hear it! We've been eating it daily and loving it! Sooo good!


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