Wednesday, February 20, 2013

On the Border Copy-cat Salsa & SRS

It's that time of the month again!  Surprise Recipe Swap is here and boy do I have a great recipe for you!

This month I was assigned Persnickety Plates and if the name alone doesn't reel you in all of Melissa's  wonderful recipes will!  I have already pinned several of Melissa's recipes and follower her on Facebook and Pinterest.  

I was so excited to finally find a homemade salsa recipe via her blog, and couldn't wait to get started making it.  You can find her original recipe here, because you know me and I just had to change it a little bit!

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Here's what you need:

2 - 28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
1/3 - 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
juice of 2 limes
2 jalapenos, deveined, seeded, and minced
1 sweet yellow onion, diced
3 tsp. kosher salt
4 garlic cloves, minced on a microplane
1 Tbs. cumin
1/2 tsp. cayenne 
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
15 grinds of the peppermill
1 - 2 tsp. Cholula hot sauce (optional for heat)

Place everything in the food processor or blender and turn on high for a minute or until everything is incorporated.
This salsa is so yummy but was missing a little something even with the jalapenos it needed a little more kick for us so we added the Cholula and it was the perfect addition.  
I love this type of salsa because you can really make it your own by adding what you like.

This made a huge batch of salsa too.  You could easily share this with friends :)

Serves 7 - 8 cups

Here's the handy printable - On the Border Copy-cat Salsa



  1. Yay I'm glad you liked it! =) The first batch I made was almost too sweet but the second was perfect for us. I love that you can tweak it so easily. & thanks for the kind words =)

    1. Melissa,
      I LOVE salsa so I was so excited when I found this on your site. It turned out great! And will probably be gone in a couple of days :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. This sounds like a perfect Salsa!
    Great choice on your SRS dish this month.
    Can't wait for March to come :)

  3. I can my own salsa, but I always run out (no matter how much I make!). I will definitely have to keep this in my back pocket for the next time I run out!

  4. On the Border is my husband's favorite jarred salsa! Definitely giving this recipe a try. Thanks!

  5. Salsa is one of my favorite foods. I can eat it with anything. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow! This looks so yummy! We would love to have you share at our link party. It is live today. Hope to see you there!
    The Busy Bee's
    Joye & Myrna


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