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Almost Fresh Salsa

Author: Anita's Table Talk


  • 1-2 fresh jalapeno peppers, rough chopped (I include seeds because I like it hot)
  • 1 pint SWEET grape tomatoes (make sure label says sweet)
  • 1 14.5-oz can diced fire-roasted chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 1 medium size bell pepper. rough chopped (any color works)
  • 1 small sweet or red onion, rough chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ΒΌ teaspoon smoked paprika or chipotle powder (optional for smoky flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon kosher salt, to taste


  • COMBINE the jalapeno pepper, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, cider vinegar, oregano, paprika or chipotle powder (if using), cumin, and salt in a food processor or blender.
  • PULSE/BLEND until all ingredients are combined but still chunky. Taste to check for seasoning. Add more cumin or salt if desired. SERVE.