Crowd Pleasing Salsa Recipe
I have TONS of salsa recipes that I like to use for different occasions, but when I’m making salsa for a crowd this is the recipe that gets pulled out of the stash the most.
It’s chunky, mild, easy, quick and so good! This uses canned and fresh tomatoes. Now don’t let the canned tomatoes turn you off, this salsa tastes and looks garden fresh!
I’ve tried making it with all fresh tomatoes but there is just something about those canned tomatoes in there that gives it some umph! I got the base for this recipe from a girl in college named Maria Juan Santiago.
I remember her name because she use to “tall lie diss” (talk like this) and I loved her accent so much. We had to do a How-To speech in Public Speaking class and she did a step-by-step on how her father ( a local restaurant owner) made his famous, award-winning salsa.
Now being the recipe addict that I am, I was taking down every single detail. This salsa is delicious and gets even better as it sits in the refrigerator which is why I suggest making it a day before any event. (Additional tips at the bottom of recipe)
- 1 (14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes & green chilies
- 1 (14.5 oz) can of regular diced tomatoes
- 3 medium-size fresh tomatoes, seeded and diced (2 cups)
- 1/2 fresh jalapeno, finely diced
- 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced (1/2-3/4 cups)
- 2-3 teaspoons garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- In a large bowl, DRAIN & add a can of diced tomatoes & green chilies and can plain diced tomatoes.
- Stir in fresh tomatoes, onions, and jalapeno.
- In a small bowl mix together garlic salt, sugar, & cumin and mix into salsa.
- Store in an airtight container overnight to let the flavors combine.
* If you like it HOT, use the whole jalapeno and increase the cumin to 2t. and add in 1/2t. of black pepper.
*If you have it on hand and really wanna take this salsa to the next level, I like to add in a teaspoon of fresh minced garlic, some fresh cilantro and the juice of a lime.
*The key to a good batch of salsa is to taste as you add things in, but be careful not to overdo it with the spices. The flavor of the salsa will intensify as it sits.
hi Monique….I was wondering how much salsa does this recipe make?
I used this recipe the other day and it was very good.
I liked that there was no cilantro, which can get overpowering.
Also wanted to tell you, if you use san marzano canned tomatoes, you will never feel the need to apologize for canned tomatoes again.
They are sold under various names and are more expensive but are so amazingly delicious and fresh tasting, you would swear you just picked them from your garden.