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Best Mild Homemade Salsa Recipe

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This mild homemade salsa recipe is so easy to make and tastes amazing!  This restaurant style salsa is made with fresh tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, limes and pickled jalapenos.  It’s the perfect blend of fresh vegetables and savory spices that is perfect for dipping.

Salsa is one of my favorite dips to serve when I’m hosting a party.  Some of the other dips that are a huge hit are these Buffalo Chicken Dip, Spinach Artichoke Dip and Chicken Enchilada Dip recipes.

a small white bowl of fresh homemade mild salsa inside a larger white serving tray filled with tortilla chips.

Homemade Mild Salsa

First, let me start off by saying I am a HUGE lover of homemade salsa – I can’t get enough of it! It has to be fresh and it has to be mild. Call me a wimp, but I like to taste all the flavors of my homemade salsa instead of wondering why my tongue is burning.  If there’s too much of a spicy kick and all I taste is the pepper, then snot starts running down my nose – what fun is that?!  However, if you prefer a spicier salsa, with just a minor modification, you can make this as hot as you like.

I made this restaurant style homemade salsa for a girls night and half 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!)  My kids love this homemade salsa recipe so much they can’t wait to dig in!  Addie actually skips the chips and digs in with a spoon!

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How To Make Mild Salsa

  1. Wash and chop the tomatoes into quarters before putting them into the food processor
  2. Blend the tomatoes to your desired texture but be careful not to puree them
  3. Pour the blended tomatoes into a large bowl
  4. Slice the jalapenos and you can add them into the processor with the tomatoes so they are finely chopped
  5. Repeat this process until all of your tomatoes have been blended
  6. Thinly slice the green onions and add them into the large mixing bowl and mix well
  7. Add the sugar, cumin, garlic, salt and lime juice to the bowl and stir until combined
  8. Chill in the refrigerator to achieve the best taste

How To Make This Salsa Hotter

Like I said, I’m a real wimp when it comes to salsa but I know there are many out there who love more spice to their salsa.  This recipe calls for using 4 medium jalapenos but sometimes I stop at 1 or 2 because they can pack quite a punch.  If you want a hotter salsa, simply continuing adding more jalapenos to the recipe until you reach your desired heat.

Is Salsa Healthy

This homemade salsa recipe is loaded with delicious fresh vegetables and spices and no preservatives.  With only a few calories per serving, it’s a healthy addition to any recipe.

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Dishes To Serve With Homemade Salsa

This homemade salsa recipe goes great with some of my favorite recipes.  Here are few suggestions that we think you will love!

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Simple Homemade Salsa Recipe

Seriously you all need to make this salsa today. It will not disappoint!  Now that you’ve seen just how easy this mild salsa recipe is to make, it’s time to make a batch of your own!  Here is a quick video showing just how simple and easy it is to make.  Leave us a comment below and let us know how much you loved this salsa or tag us on social media the next time you serve this recipe because we always love seeing you make one of our recipes.

a small white bowl of fresh homemade mild salsa inside a larger white serving tray filled with tortilla chips.
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Best Homemade Salsa Recipe

This homemade salsa recipe is so easy to make and tastes amazing!  This restaurant style salsa is made with fresh tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, limes and pickled jalapenos.  It's the perfect blend of fresh vegetables and savory spices that is perfect for dipping.
Course Appetizer, dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword dip, salsa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 Quarts
Calories 25 kcal

Ingredients

  • lbs. Roma tomatoes
  • 4 bunches green onions
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 4 medium pickled jalapenos*
  • 3 limes
  • 1 Tblsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. sugar

Instructions

  1. Chop tomatoes very fine by hand or in a food processor being careful not to puree. Put tomatoes in a large bowl.
  2. Chop jalapenos very fine or you can add them to the tomatoes as you put them in the food processor.
  3. Thinly slice green onions and finely chop the cilantro leaves. Add them to the bowl of tomatoes and jalapenos and mix well/
  4. Add lime juice, salt, garlic, cumin, and sugar to the bowl and stir until well combined.
  5. Chill several hours before serving to blend flavors (if you can't wait that long!)

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

* Pickled jalapenos come in a can on the Mexican Food Aisle. The original salsa recipe calls for 4 medium pickled jalapenos, but sometimes all I need is 1 or 2 because you never know how spicy they will be. So start with less and add more to your liking!

 

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