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Best Homemade Salsa


Units Scale
  • 1 lb cocktail tomatoes (set aside 6)
  • 1 10 oz can Rotel Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 large handful cilantro (add as much or as little as you like)
  • 1 lg garlic clove
  • 1 lime juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 4-oz can 2 oz green chilis, chopped
  • 2 T jalapenos, chopped (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp Trader Joes Chili Lime seasoning or Cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. Quarter the cocktail tomatoes (reserving 6) and mix with a dash of olive oil along with the garlic clove, also quartered. Bake on a baking pan for approx. 8 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
    Followed by 3 minutes on broil. Keep an eye so they won’t burn.
  2. While that is baking, drain the Rotel tomatoes and pour into a bowl.
  3. Chop the cilantro, jalapeno, green chilis and add to the bowl.
  4. Chop the 6 reserved cocktail tomatoes and add to the bowl.
  5. Remove the tomatoes & garlic from the oven and let cool. Then chop both and add to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Add the seasonings and juice of 1 lime. Add salt to taste. Mix well.
  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving so that the flavors will mix.  Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes