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  1. Rachael
    Rachael April 28, 2012 at 11:31 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for sharing your salsa recipe!! It’s soooo good! :P

  2. Alfie
    Alfie April 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm | | Reply

    Looks so yummy!!!

  3. JEANEAN
    JEANEAN April 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm | | Reply

    very nice and looks yummy

  4. Rachael
    Rachael May 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm | | Reply

    I’d just like to share that this salsa is now officially award winning!! Congrats, Bill!

  5. LP @dishclips
    LP @dishclips May 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm | | Reply

    This looks like a favorite salsa of mine from a Mexican restaurant I frequent. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Petra
    Petra June 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm | | Reply

    I made this tonight after looking for “the best salsa recipe”. I stumbled across yours and it was a total hit. It’s a keeper for sure and thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef
    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef July 10, 2012 at 12:15 am | | Reply

    This looks delicious!!

  9. Caroline
    Caroline July 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm | | Reply

    Best salsa I have ever eaten. I will no longer be buying store bought salsa.

  10. Chris the Skitzoid Lady
    Chris the Skitzoid Lady August 14, 2012 at 5:00 am | | Reply

    Excellent recipe. I forgot to buy salsa AND tomatoes at the grocery store this week-end, so wanted to come up with an alternative for a salsa recipe. This is it! I love how versatile it is! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Shelbi
    Shelbi August 20, 2012 at 11:02 am | | Reply

    This looks great. Just wondering if the cans of salsa are 14 1/2 oz cans or is that the combined amount for both cans. Also would I be able to substitute fresh tomatoes in this recipe.

  12. Shelbi
    Shelbi August 20, 2012 at 11:03 am | | Reply

    oops I actually meant cans of diced tomatoes.

  13. tanya
    tanya August 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm | | Reply

    Should it be refrigerated? how long does it stay fresh?

  14. diane
    diane September 18, 2012 at 8:18 pm | | Reply

    It sounds very good. And good reviews!!! Can I follow your directions but put in jars to be canned using a hot water bath?

  15. Strangechilde
    Strangechilde October 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm | | Reply

    Thank you! This is so useful for when tomatoes are out of season… I really don’t like cardboard supermarket hothouse ones. I especially like how you’ve offered ideas for substitutions. I like playing with recipes. I had some veggies to use up, so I made this with one tin of tomatoes, the good middles of a handful of half-desiccated spring onions and two salad onions, three monster cloves of good fresh garlic, a big wodge of fresh coriander, juice of one whole lemon, one medium-sized red chili pepper of the sort usually available in shops in Britain, not sure what they are… Mirasol, maybe? Anyway, hot but not terribly hot with a sweet overtone. Magic, and so easy! Much, much better than shop-bought. Ingredients I almost always have to hand, too (I am distinctly unhappy if there are not tinned tomatoes in the house). I will be playing with this more! Cheers!

  16. Magyar
    Magyar November 14, 2012 at 8:14 am | | Reply

    Wondering if anyone has canned this with success? It looks yummy!

  17. Carole
    Carole February 28, 2013 at 12:32 pm | | Reply

    Yum! Thanks for linking up with Food on Friday, Bill. Cheers

  18. natalie
    natalie April 11, 2013 at 9:47 am | | Reply

    Outstanding. I halved this recipe, made it in my NutriBullet and then pan-fried extra flour tortillas -cut into wedges- to make chips.

  19. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Amy (Savory Moments) April 18, 2013 at 5:57 am | | Reply

    I’ve never made salsa with canned tomatoes before, but this looks like a delicious recipe! I’ll have to give it a try. I always love any Tex-Mex foods and flavors.

  20. Sister Spice @herbonherbs.com
    Sister Spice @herbonherbs.com April 22, 2013 at 7:29 pm | | Reply

    I LOVE salsa and canned salsa and this looks like the perfect blend of spices and seasonings!

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  22. Christine (Cook the Story)
    Christine (Cook the Story) April 29, 2013 at 9:05 am | | Reply

    Oooo…I love homemade salsa. My mom makes her own all the time but hers is cooked. I can’t wait to try this no-cook version.

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  24. Greg
    Greg June 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm | | Reply

    Love this recipe, especially the technique. My guests loved this salsa.

  25. Robert
    Robert December 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm | | Reply

    What a great recipe!!!!! I had everything in the fridge and pantry. The only thing I did different was I used stewed tomatoes. Once everything was processed I had some cherry tomatoes and an extra half of jalapeño, I put this in at the end and did 6 pulses to break them up. I then put poured in a pot and simmered for about 10 minutes. I let cool down and put in the fridge overnight. Was absolutely delicious and the closest thing to my favorite Mexican restaurant in Sarasota, FL. Thank you!!

  26. Deborah
    Deborah December 24, 2013 at 2:45 am | | Reply

    I added some cumin and it was just perfect

  27. Andrew Russo
    Andrew Russo January 21, 2014 at 4:38 pm | | Reply

    I have prepared this recipe exactly as written or with a few tweaks (dried cilantro, bottled lime juice, extra red chili powder, canned green chile, etc) and I like every variation better than any off the shelf salsa in a jar that I have ever had. I usually blend it pretty thoroughly but I am thinking I need to just toss all of the ingredients together and try a chunky version.

    With this easy recipe there is no need to ever buy salsa in a jar again. And for those who like raw tomato I’ll bet that raw tomato would make a great stand in for the canned tomato.

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