It’s Salsa time, Baby!

  I put this salsa at the top of the post since my husband insists that "his salsa" is the best. It is the one that we make to go with the Grandota recipe that was featured last week on Tasty Tuesday.  Warning - this salsa requires prep time.

  • 4 cups tomatoes
  • 1 cup onions – my husband uses frozen pre-chopped, but I’m a purist and believe fresh is best
  • Jalapenos
  • Green Chilies - canned chopped use approx 1/2 can
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Salt
Add ingredients to taste.  This salsa is the closest I can think of to a fresco style.  Very good and a hit with everyone who tries it.  For those of you who remember BoBo’s Mexican Restaurant, this is the closest we could get to their salsa recipe.

This salsa won the top spot in my favorites list due to it’s taste and how easy it is to make.  My taste testers (my 2 guys who consider themselves salsa experts) liked this the best out of all the salsa’s tasted.  This is a salsa with some heat to it and a nice peppery taste.  Since I’m not a fan of real tomatoey tasting salsa’s, this one is definitely my “go-to” recipe.

  • 1 small can chopped green chilies
  • 1 can Rotel
  • Chopped green onions
  • Cilantro
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Jalapeno
Mix all together.  No set amount on ingredients, just add to taste.  Refrigerate for a few hours to let the seasonings marinate.  Enjoy!


This salsa wins points for being the hottest of the group. I think it has something to do with blending jalapenos!  This salsa is my favorite of the recipes tried and only gets better the longer it is refrigerated.  Add the excitement of a secret ingredient and your taste buds will be shouting “Esta salsa es impresionante!”

  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 1/2 onion, cut in halves
  • 2 garlic cloves

Mix all in blender for a few minutes.  Then add:

  • 2 diced tomatoes
  • 2 green onions

The key/secret ingredient - Garlic Pepper!  Add to taste.



This recipe was given to me by someone who claimed they got it from the kitchen of Mexico Joe’s. Not sure if that is true or not, but it does taste very similar to that restaurant’s popular salsa. Not an exact replica, so I’m pretty sure it’s a counterfeit. Still, great taste with low heat (for the Gringo’s).

  • 1 can stewed tomatoes (I prefer to chop up the tomatoes)
  • Green onion tops
  • Cilantro
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped onions
  • Jalapenos
  • Garlic
  • Salt

Add all ingredients to taste.  As with all salsas  -  taste best when it’s had time to chill in the refrigerator.



The most tomatoey tasting of the group (not my thing, but some like it). Reminds me of a canned salsa, very smooth. Not a lot of heat, so those of you who don’t like to have your mouth on fire might find this salsa to be what you are after.

  • Cilantro
  • Onion
  • Garlic – 2 tablespoons minced
  • Jalapenos
  • Chili Salsa – 2 tablespoons.
  • Salt
  • 1 big can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can of tomato sauce

Mix all ingredients together.  Add ingredients according to taste.  Refrigerate for a few hours.  Enjoy!

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