Ben's Fresh & Hot Salsa
Blend fresh vegetables, peppers and spices for a perfect salsa or pico de gallo.
Cuisine: Mexican
  • 1 15 oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1-2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 8o z can tomato sauce (optional)
  • 2 jalapeno or serrano, or one of each, petite dice. Remove the seeds and white veins inside the peppers for a milder salsa.
  • 2 cloves garlic, petite dice
  • 1 medium onion, petite dice
  • Juice of one lime
  • ½ teaspoonful crushed red pepper, if you want the salsa hotter
  • ⅓ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or put into serving bowl with a lid. Refrigerate for an hour or so to meld the flavors. I'd add 1 teaspoonful salt and ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, then begin to correct the seasoning once everything is mixed together.
Without the tomato sauce, this salsa may be closer to a pico de gallo. If you prefer a smother salsa, put the ingredients through a blender without the cilantro and add the tomato sauce. Then add the cilantro once the ingredients are blended.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 163 Fat: 1g Saturated fat: 0g Unsaturated fat: 0g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 40g Sugar: 18g Sodium: 552mg Fiber: 10g Protein: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg
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