Best Homemade Salsa Recipe

This is a outstanding homemade salsa recipe from scratch.  But that's not all.

I offer my authentic pico de gallo recipe, corn tortilla chip recipe, Mexican dessert recipes and more below.

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3 large ripe tomatoes
1 sweet onion
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
2 TBS fresh lime juice
1 jalapeno pepper, or to taste (optional)
1 garlic clove
1 tsp kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper

Cut off the tops of the jalapenos. Do not remove seeds if you want it spicy hot. Cut the outer skin off the onion and cut in four sections.

Place these items in a food processor and run until everything is small. I usually do not leave big chunks of the jalapeno as small chopped bits blend better and give flavor throughout the salsa.

Wash the tomatoes, cut off the tops and cut them in half or fourths. Add to the jalapeno mixture already in the food processor, and place the garlic clove on top.

Process until the tomatoes are well chopped. Use a strainer in your sink and pour the mixture from the processor into the strainer. Let drain and add the remaining ingredients and stir. Cover and chill.

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I have more than just a recipe for fresh salsa. I have my authentic pico de gallo recipe. I literally live on this in the summer when tomatoes are garden-ripe.

I prefer homemade salsa fresca to cooked salsa, and I really load up on the cilantro. Of course, you can adjust the heat and any other ingredient as you wish, but this is the basic recipe. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


4 ripe tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 small white onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup cilantro leaf, chopped (or more to taste)
2-3 Serrano peppers, finely chopped
1 tomatillo, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tsp lemon juice
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients; cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Less fat than fried, these are wonderful with salsa.


1 (12oz) pkg corn tortillas, each one sliced into 6 pieces
butter flavored Pam
homemade seasoned salt

PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees and grab a cookie or baking sheet.

Place the tortillas on a cookie sheet and spray with Pam, then sprinkle with seasoned salt. Turn them over and repeat.

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