If your family doesn’t have a favorite Mexican salsa recipe, then this is one you can brag about. It is fairly easy to make and you can store it in the freezer or can it.

Mexican Salsa Recipe

The key to making great salsa is to use the best ingredients you can find. Usually, this means using fresh vegetables for any ingredient that is obtainable in a fresh version. Throw out the garlic powder and always have fresh garlic in the house!

Mexican Salsa
3 cups fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped`
1 cup chopped yellow onion
1/3rd cup chopped green or red bell pepper
1 or 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1/3rd cup of lime juice (about 4 fresh limes)
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup of tomato sauce
¼ cup tomato paste

Directions for Making This Mexican Salsa

Making this salsa is very simple. Put all of the ingredients into a medium pot. Put the pot on the stove and bring it to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for about 10 minutes. Be sure to stir it every few minutes. If it starts to stick then reduce the heat.

Cool the salsa and jar what you can use within 2 weeks. The rest should be packed into plastic bags or containers to be stored in the freezer.


The easy way to peel tomatoes is to slice them in half, put cut side down on a foil lined cookie sheet. Then broil them for 5 minutes. When you see the peel start to shrivel and brown, remove them from the oven and cool. The skins pull right off.