Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cilantro Lime Salsa

I have been experimenting with salsa again. This salsa is so fresh you can still see the bubbles formed in the blender. I have made this recipe three times now. This batch went to a Halloween party with dear sister. This recipe is a combination of all the things I love from my other salsa recipes. I used the cumin and cilantro from the Hot and Smoky Salsa recipe. I used more garlic like the Garlic Lover's Hot Sauce recipe. Finally, I used lime juice, red wine vinegar and jalapeno from the Hot Sauce recipe. I left it a little on the chunky side too. I really like the texture and you can see so many of the ingredients that way. I think it is the perfect blend of all recipes. I don't think I can live with out the other recipes but I see myself making this salsa very often.

Cilantro Lime Salsa
Make 1 quart


1 small onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1 jalapeno pepper, roughly chopped*
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1-1/2 Tbsp. lime juice
splash red wine vinegar
dash or two choula hot sauce
28 oz can whole tomatoes, undrained
1/2 bunch cilantro


Place onion through hot sauce in blender. Add enough of the liquid from the tomatoes to cover half of the ingredients. Process until finely chopped. Add the rest of the liquid, tomatoes and the cilantro. Pulse or blend until desired consistency. Refrigerate overnight.  Serve with corn chips.  Will keep in refrigerator about one week.

Note: *Seed the jalapeno for mild salsa, remove seeds from half for medium salsa, use whole jalapeno seeds and all for hot salsa.

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  1. I have never made salsa using canned tomatoes, but that is a really great idea! And I happen to have many jars from the summer. Salsa is included in just about every meal at my house :-) I would love for you to share this at the what i am eating link up

    1. Thanks Heather! Ever since I heard can tomatoes are tomatoes picked at there freshest, steamed and canned, I use a lot of them. I would love to share at your link up. Thanks so much for stopping by and the invitation. Have a great day!

  2. I've never added vinegar to salsa, but I can see how it would work well! Tasty looking recipe - I'll have to share it with my man.

    1. Thank You! Natashalh, I hope you and your man enjoy it.The vinegar works a lot like the lime juice. It just has a more mellow flavor. Thank so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

  3. Oh yum, this looks so good! Totally pinning so I can make it next weekend! I love the cilantro-lime flavor combination. And I agree, I really like a chunky texture to my salsa as well!

    I would love for you to come over and link up at Wine'd Down Wednesday if you get a chance. We party every week from Tuesday evening to late Friday night! Hope to see you there!

    1. Thanks for the invite! Kristin, And your kind comments. I would love to share at Wine'd Down Wednesday.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and welcoming me to yours! This salsa looks delish, I subscribed so I don't miss anything!

    1. Thanks! Jay, So glad to have you visit and subscribe. Take care!

  5. I love a salsa packed with cilantro. You are making me want Mexican food right now!

    1. Thanks! Michelle, I love cilantro too! Almost as much as parsley and green onions. Have a great day!

  6. Another wonderful recipe Denise! I could spend hours here, going through all of your delicious recipes! Thanks for sharing at The Four Seasons Blog Hop~ Lynn @ Turnip 2 Tangerines

  7. Hi Denise,
    I just love the flavors of your Salsa, awesome! Hope you are having a great day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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