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Quick Basic Salsa

User Rating 4 Star Rating (8 Reviews)


Fresh Salsa
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This is a great salsa for any occasion. Use in burritos, tacos or with your favorite tortilla chips. It's really easy and tastes great!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups seeded, chopped tomatoes (6-7 medium tomatoes)
  • the leaves from one bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped*
  • 6 cloves fresh chopped garlic
  • 1/2 an onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • about 1 tablespoon lime juice


Mix all ingredients until well incorporated. Refrigerate overnight for maximum flavor.

*If you grab a handful of leaves from the top of the bunch and pull them out firmly, you will get mostly leaves. If a few stems are in there, it's okay.

User Reviews

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 2 out of 5
, Member Lucivs

Just ok. -Romas or sweet but firm hot house tomatoes. -Cut the cilantro and garlic in half. -Nix the ubiquitous jalapeno for a serrano or two. Refined heat. -Double the lime juice. -Add a tablespoon of wine or rice vinegar. Adds a tang and extents shelf life. -1/4 tsp white pepper, adds different kind of heat. What's unique about this salsa you get all five flavors. Sweet. Sour. Hot. Bitter. Umami.

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