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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.

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(My mouth is literally watering while I type this!)

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.  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?!

My kids love to help me make this homemade salsa recipe, and even my three year old gives it 2 thumbs up!

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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!)

Simple Homemade Salsa Recipe

Now that you’ve seen just how easy this homemade salsa recipe is to make, grab your blender and a bowl and make a batch of your own!  Here is a quick video showing just how simple and easy it is to make this homemade salsa recipe.  It’s a simple recipe that’s fun to make as a family.  This recipe is also easily adaptable if you prefer a little more heat to your salsa.

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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!

Is Homemade 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.

What Other Recipes Pair Well 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!

What Are Other Fresh Salsa Recipes?

If you loved this homemade salsa recipe, here are a few others to try.

What Are Other Delicious Dip Recipes?

This homemade salsa recipe is a perfect dip for your next party.  Here are a few more of our favorite dip recipes your guests will be sure to enjoy!

EAT & ENJOY!

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This mile homemade salsa is amazing with tortilla chips or over some grilled chicken. (YUM!) Addie actually skips the chips and digs in with a spoon!

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Seriously you all need to make this salsa today. It will not disappoint!

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in September 2009

The perfect blend of fresh veggies and savory spices - this mild salsa is easy to make and tastes amazing! #mildsalsarecipeforcanning #mildsalsarecipewithfreshtomatoes #mildsalsarecipeeasy

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