Homemade Salsa

homemade salsa

There is nothing like this homemade salsa.  It’s better than what you can buy at the store and it literally takes less than 10 minutes to make.  During grill season, I always have some in the fridge.  It’s not just for chips (although, yes, chips/salsa/guacamole/margaritas are a fave combo!).  It’s great on a piece of grilled chicken or fish, as a topping for tacos, etc.

My most recent discovery is that it is fantastic as salad dressing on a Mexican style salad!  With no oils in it, it’s a super low-fat, low cal way to dress you salad in deliciousness!

Homemade Salsa
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  • 2 10 oz. can rotel tomatoes (sometimes found near the Mexican food)
  • 1 14.5 oz. can chopped tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp coarsely chopped shallot
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno (seeded if you don't like it too spicy, with seeds if you do) coarsely chopped
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tsp sugar
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until everything is mixed well. Taste for seasoning. You may want to add a little more lime and a touch more sugar, etc.
  2. Store in a Tupperware container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.