A recipe for the best mild salsa

Here is a recipe for the best Mild Salsa!

(My mouth is literally watering while I type this! No Joke…)

First, let me start off by saying I am a lover of salsa- I can’t get enough of it! It has to be fresh and it has to be mild. Call me a wuss, but I like to taste all the flavors of my salsa- too much of a kick and all I taste is the pepper and the snot running down my nose- what fun is that?!

I made this salsa for a girls night in where 1/2 of the huge batch was gone in 60 seconds. The other half was finished the next day during Sunday dinner. I think people liked the salsa and chips more than my enchiladas!! (GASP!)

Ok, enough gabbing, here is the awesome recipe:



It makes a big batch, but if you like salsa…..it goes fast!

Here it is:

5 lbs. Roma tomatoes

4 bunches green onions

1 bunch cilantro

4 medium pickled jalapenos (these come in a can on the Mexican Food Aisle)

3 limes

1 Tblsp. salt

2 tsp. garlic salt

1 tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. sugar

Chop tomatoes very fine by hand or in a food processor being careful not to puree.  Thinly slice green onions.  Chop jalapenos very fine or you can add them to the tomatoes as you put them in the food processor.  “Shave” cilantro leaves off of the stems and chop fine.  Mix all in a large bowl and add lime juice, salt, garlic, cumin, and sugar.  Chill several hours before serving to blend flavors.  ENJOY!


… seriously you all need to make this for dinner tonight. It will not disappoint.


This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in September 2009

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. Megan says

    It's 7:30 in the morning, I saw the picture and before I read anything, my mouth started watering! I thought this was going to be your rotel salsa recipe, but this one sounds super good! I could eat salsa all day!

  2. pk says

    I'm a big salsa lover too! How can I be hungry for it this early in the morning? Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    pk @ room remix

  3. MaRiN says

    I am a sucker for homemade salsa! We don't buy salsa anymore. I usually make a fresh batch every 2-3 weeks as it is a staple at our house! YUMMY!

  4. Annikke says

    My mouth was watering at the picture…mmmmmm looks SO good. I love salsa too!! And I also like it more on the wimpy side but not because I don't like hot foods, I just wanna taste all the yummy flavors in salsa!

  5. Anonymous says

    Thanks for the recipe, I've been wanting a good salsa recipe! I will be trying this. :)

  6. says

    We are Mexaholics, so we’re always up for a new salsa recipe! I’ve never seen instructions to “shave” the cilantro leaves off the stalk — would love to know more about this!