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It's 'Taco Tuesday'! What better recipe can I give you than a delicious addition to your taco night menu? Personally, I am not a fan of store-bought salsa. So, I always make my own. I have a few salsa recipes that I make. I usually alternate depending on which one I feel like having or what ingredients I have on hand. Then, there are those days that I make a few of them. This one is super easy to make and you are pretty much guaranteed to have most of the ingredients on hand.

This salsa is a must-have recipe for anyone who wants restaurant-style salsa! This recipe is takes less time to make than to go to the market to get a ready made jar. You'll have it whipped up in minutes. It is made with canned, diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro, fresh Jalapeno pepper, fresh garlic, red onion, lime, and cumin. Blend the ingredients and get ready to fiesta!


  • 1 (15 oz.) can Diced Tomatoes (do not drain)

  • 1/4 cup Cilantro with stems

  • 1 shallot (roughly chopped)

  • 1 Lime (juiced with pulp)

  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper (roughly chopped, deseeded or with seeds, depending on how spicy you would like it)

  • 2 cloves Garlic

  • 1/4 tsp Cumin

  • Salt, black pepper, and Aleppo pepper to your desire


  1. Place can of diced tomatoes with juice, cilantro, shallot, lime, jalapeno, garlic, and cumin in a food processor or blender and blend to desired consistency.

  2. Add salt and peppers to taste.

  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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