Friday, May 5, 2023


Here are two salsas that I make that we really enjoy.  There are so many salsas out there, so many combinations of flavors and tastes.  These are quick and easy because they are raw salsas that don't require cooking.  So full of fresh flavor.

Tomatillo Salsa

2 Garlic cloves, peeled
1 LB tomatillos (about 14) husked, washed and quartered
1 small white onion
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 TBSP fresh lime juice
2 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro (optional for those that don't like it)

In a food processor or blender, pulse the garlic until chopped.  Add the tomatillos, onion, jalapeño and lime juice and pulse until desired consistency.  We like it best when fairly smooth.  Lastly, stir in the chopped cilantro and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Blender Style Red Salsa

2 (14 oz cans) fire roasted tomatoes, drained for chunkier salsa
1 jalapeno, ribs/seeds removed
1 small white onion, cut into chunks
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro (optional)
2 1/2 TBSP fresh lime juice
1 4oz can diced green chiles, drained
3 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp Mexican oregano
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar

Pulse in a blender or food processor until you reach desired consistency.  Adjust seasonings to taste.

Serve both with a big bowl of chips!

These are quick and easy and taste so good.  As with anything and especially these, you can put more jalapeños if you want them hotter, leave out sugar, cilantro or no, etc.  Super easy just make it the way you like it.  It's actually fun to experiment.

They are great to take to a party/event and then when everyone asks what "brand" it is, you can say "oh I made the salsas, they are homemade", ha.


  1. Happy Cinco de Mayo! You picked a perfect day to post these salsa recipes. I love both red and green salsas. I have been looking for some good salsa recipes and yours look delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  2. I did up a shrimp taco with fresh pico de gallo, a store bought margarita that was way too sweet, and corn chips! Nothing fancy, but it sure did taste good!

  3. I grew tomatillos for the first time last year so I canned salsa verde. If you want to make yours ever tastier, roast the veggies before blending them. The Ball recipe uses a poblano too!


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