This salsa may change your life.

A good simple salsa is certainly a staple for weekday meals and taco nights, and a must for healthy snacking and for spicing up meals. It is tremendously easy to make your own fresh salsa. Once you try this simple recipe, you’ll be hard-pressed to go back to the jar ever again.

Before you whip up this fresh and simple salsa, make sure you stop by The Novice Gardener, and also peruse the delicious collective of Mexican food ideas through Fiesta Friday. You’ll find inspiring ideas for recipes that compliment your salsa, like the delicious Crepas de Mole posted today for Fiesta Friday #36.

Simple salsa

Simple salsa


2 cans whole, peeled tomatoes – drained

1 whole bunch cilantro, larger stems removed

1/2 yellow onion (or red for more *zing*)

3 cloves of garlic

2 jalapenos, seeded

3 limes, juiced

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cumin (optional)

1 tsp Kosher salt (or more to taste)


Mix all ingredients in a food processor, and blend to desired consistency. For chunkier salsa, blend or pulse just until the ingredients are broken down consistently. For smoother salsa, don’t be afraid of blending it until the cilantro breaks into small specks of green. Also, you may wish to adjust the level of heat – try adding the seed pod from one or both of the jalapenos, or experiment with different types of peppers (like habanero).

Fresh, delicious salsa

Fresh, delicious salsa