Does anyone have a good salsa recipe? I’m planting a lot of tomatoes this year, and want to use some of them for salsa. It can’t be too spicy though, because Ricky can’t handle it.

Thank you.

Credit goes to: Best Fresh Salsa Recipe

8 tomatoes

3 green peppers

4 jalapeno peppers (you can remove some or add some depending on your taste)

1 small onion

Garlic cloves or minced garlic


Olive Oil


Lemon or lime juice

Cut off the tops of the green peppers and remove seeds. Cut off the tops of the jalapenos but do not remove seeds. 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.

Drop in 1 teaspoon on minced garlic. You can use the stuff out of the jar from the store or put in 2 whole cloves.

Wash the tomatoes and cut off the tops and cut them in half our fourths and put them in the food processor on top of the already chopped up peppers and onions.

Process these until the tomatoes are well chopped. Open the food process and remove the container and put a strainer in your sink and pour the mixture from the processor into the strainer and let strain all the excess liquid from the tomatoes. I usually use my well washed hand in their to stir up the salsa and speed up the process but you can use a big spoon. When Most of the excess liquid is gone dump the strainer mixture into a bowl or container.

Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon dried parsley, 3 to 4 tablespoons lemon or lime juice. I prefer lime juice but once ran out and used lemon juice and it worked just as well. I use the bottled juice but it you have fresh it would be even better. Add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.

Stir everything together with a spoon and quickly get out your chips and get some because as soon as your family knows you have homemade salsa made it will not be around for very long.


Note, I have tried this recipe. It kicks ass. Just don’t use the 4 peppers, just 1 and you’ll be fine.

thanks, I will have to try that. sounds good…

The best salsa I ever had was similar to this but had avocado in it. Mmmm… Salsa!!!

I find it hard to dislike anything if it has avocado in it. :slayer:

Hub likes avocados…may have try that too.

Everyone loves to say salsa!

Roasted Salsa Ingredients
This recipe calls for:
5 Roma Tomatoes
1/2 Medium Size Onion
2 Medium Size Jalapeno Peppers
2 Large Cloves of Garlic
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Lime’s Juice
1/4 Cup Cilantro Leaves
1/2 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cooking Spray
Roasted Salsa Equipment
For this recipe you will need:
Cutting Board
Food Processor
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Kitchen Towel
First Step: Preparing Tomatoes
Now is where the cooking begins! Take two of your roma tomatoes and slice them very thin as those in the pictures to the left.

Then using cooking spray, coat your cookie sheet and place the tomato slices on top.
Second Step: Roasting Tomatoes
Next pop your tomato slices into the oven on the top shelf and set the oven to broil. Once they become very shriveled remove them. It is extremely easy to burn them so watch carefully.
Third Step: Chopping Jalapeno, Onion, and Garlic
In your food processor chop up:
1/4 Medium Size Onion
1 Medium Size Jalapeno Pepper
1 Large Clove of Garlic (not bulbs)

(Note: This “half” of the ingredients will be roasted. The other “half” will be used raw)
Forth Step: Cooking Jalapeno, Garlic, and Onion
In a skillet at medium heat pour 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil. Then place the chopped jalapeno, garlic and onion on top of the oil. Cook this mixture until the onions appear wilted.
Fifth Step: Chopping Remaining Ingredients
Next chop the remaining tomatoes, 1 clove garlic, 1/4 onion and 1 jalapeno.Sixth Step: Chopping in Last Condiments
To this tomato mixture chop in:
Cooked Onion, garlic and Jalapeno Mixture from step four
Roasted Tomato Slices
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Lime’s Juice
1/4 Cup Cilantro LeavesFinished Salsa
Walla! You have made your first batch of the worlds greatest salsa. Now you get to go impress everyone with your new talent.

Try making some with serrano peppers. It’ll be hotter but tastes really good.

Hot Chili is good Chili.:yes: Thanks for the suggestion ping.

Hot Salsa is good Salsa.:yes:

Dont forget Gazpacho/

AND i have a great vidalia onion casserole that has a layer of very ripe tomatoes.