Becky Luigart-Stayner
4 cups (serving size: 2/3 cup)

"I would never have believed that canned tomatoes could give you such an authentic and fresh-tasting salsa. It's sublime for dipping with baked tortilla chips and works well as a base for many Mexican dishes." -Erin Renouf Mylroie, St. George, UT

How to Make It

Place first 5 ingredients in a food processor, and process until minced. Combine onion mixture, lime juice, salt, and drained tomatoes in a medium bowl; stir until well blended.

Ratings & Reviews

Sanakhan's Review

October 30, 2013
Surprisingly good for such simple ingredients. I added a few dashes of habanero pepper sauce and some cumin. Other than that, I made it as written, and it turned out very tasty!

drsdb430's Review

July 20, 2010
Amazingly yummy. I used generic Rotel for the canned tomatoes, everything else was fresh from the farmer's market! Delicious. Goes well with TJ's Whole Grain Tortilla Chips!

csaunders80's Review

May 11, 2010
Wow! I didn't know how easy it is to make your own salsa. I used 1 can of Hunt's fire roasted tomatoes and 1 can of their stewed tomatoes. I also used the seeds and the membrane of one jalapeno plus 1/2 of a seeded jalapeno for a little bit of heat. I also added about 1/4 tsp cumin per another reviewer's suggestion. I won't add quite so much cilantro next time because I don't like it! I might also add some lime zest to up the lime flavor. Overall, a wonderful recipe with room for personal modifications.

nycook7's Review

April 12, 2010
Better than restaurants! Like an earlier reviewer I used 4 cans of the Rotel diced tomato with chiles and drained 3 of them. Tastes so fresh and my family can't get enough. Be sure to use quality canned tomatoes. I made it with Hunts the first time and it smelled sulfuric. Not good.

jeanmarieok's Review

March 05, 2010
I have been making this recipe for years, only thing different is that I add a little cumin (maybe 1/2 teaspoon). Delicious, and all my friends think this is hard to do.

crystalfury's Review

December 31, 2009
The recipe doesn't specify what type of onion to use...and we discovered that you definitely do NOT want to use a red onion in the quantity the recipe specifies. I don't know if another type of onion might be better, but this was very overpowering. Yuck. At least it wasn't difficult to make.

Luv2CookSD's Review

November 10, 2008
We have made this for years and it's a family favorite. Always gets rave reviews from guests too. Easy and full of flavor!