February 3, 2011

Karen's Speedy Homemade Salsa

Karen's Speedy Salsa Recipe
Karen's Speedy Salsa and a Halo Quesadilla

So frequently disappointed by store bought salsas, I decided to make my own. This recipe is inspired by the salsa served at my favorite mexican restaurant, El Gordito in Murrieta, CA. I’m in no way claiming this is a copycat recipe. I’m not that good! If you live in the area, head over there and try it out for yourself. You’ll be glad you did! If you try my salsa, let me know what you think! I’d also love to hear about any alterations you would make.

Karen’s Speedy Homemade Salsa

15 oz. can of Hunt’s tomato sauce
1/8 tsp fresh chopped jalapeno (more or less depending on how hot you like it)
3 green onions, washed, roots trimmed off and sliced in half
1/8 tsp fresh chopped garlic
dash of black pepper
dash of Lawry’s garlic salt
dash of lime juice
2 tbs of fresh cilantro leaves

Add all ingredients except cilantro to a blender and puree for about one minute. Add cilantro and pulse until blended. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or more to allow flavors to blend.

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  • JR

    Hi Karen,
    This sounds great and I’ll be trying it soon. However, I will substitute a couple of fresh tomatoes for the tomato sauce as I’m staying away from as many processed foods as I can. I lived in L.A. most of my life and in your area for almost 10 years. I’m not sure if this restaurant was there at that time or not. In any event, I have heard of it but never been there. Will try it out next time I’m down that way. I so enjoy all of your emails with the great bargains. And the pictures of darling Moxie and your kids. Do take care.

  • Thanks, JR! 🙂

  • Rosemary Simm

    Karen, This recipe is so easy and good. I used cilantro from a tube that is already made into a paste, never any waste like buying fresh leaves.
    Thank you so much for thinking of your viewers. Love following your family adventures. Rosemary

  • Thanks for the tip on the prepared cilantro, Rosemary! I will look for that next time I’m at the store.

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