Must-Have Salsa

The additional spices of cumin and cayenne pepper gives this salsa a smokey and spicy flavor that makes the perfect salsa. This recipe makes a lot, so make sure you have room in your fridge.

Must-Have Salsa

Must-Have Salsa


  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 2 large vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 yellow onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • juice of one lime


  1. Combine the jalapenos and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped (scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.) Add all other ingredients then process in one-second pulses until the salsa is at your desired consistency (about 3-5 pulses).
  2. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to blend before serving. Keep refrigerated for up to two weeks.
  3. This can be served cold, but its best taste is at room temperature.


For step-by-step instructions for this recipe and more, visit Seeded At The Table.

Author: Seeded At The Table

Recipe and photo courtesy of Seeded At The Table.

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