Salsa Recipe

I am so excited to be sharing this recipe! I LOVE salsa, so I like to think my salsa recipe is the best.  I’ll let you decide that.  This recipe is so easy!  It’s perfect for parties, to top tacos with, or to have chips and salsa as a snack.



6 Tomatoes

2 Cloves of Garlic

1/2 Red Onion

1-3 Jalapenos (depending on how spicy you want it)

1 Cup Cilantro

Distilled White Vinegar to taste

1/2 Lemon  Juiced

Salt to taste

Small can of V8 Juice (if needed)

Liquid Smoke to taste


  1. In a large blender, blend onion, garlic, jalapenos, and cilantro.
  2. Add tomatoes, lemon juice, a splash of vinegar, and salt.  Blend.
  3. Add V8 juice if the salsa is pink. Start with about of a cap full of liquid smoke and mix.


Using vine ripened tomatoes is best.

I always blend the ingredients that I want to be finer first.  I like the tomato to be a little chunky, so I blend that the second time.  This is also why I select the mix option instead of blending after I’ve blended in the tomato.

V8 juice does not add any flavor.  I like to add a small can to change the color of the salsa.

Ideally I’d have a smoker to smoke the vegetables but I don’t, so I use liquid smoke.  Liquid smoke is VERY potent so it’s important to start with a small amount an build it up. I also suggest starting with a small amount of vinegar and building it up.

I know it sounds weird to add vinegar but I promise it brings out the flavors.  The lemons juice will also bring out the flavors.







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