Salsa - Award Winning

Keith Saddoris


I had just moved to San Antonio and friends told me to enter my salsa recipe into a contest. I won second place! For San Antonio, I thought that was pretty good. I have made this for years and people always ask for more and for the recipe. Keep it fresh!

★★★★★ 3 votes
15 Min


1 small
white onion
2 small
jalapenos, fresh
2 small
serrano chiles
chipotle peppers - dried if possible
1 can(s)
tomatoes, canned whole
1 can(s)
tomatoes, crushed
1 bunch
cilantro, fresh
2 Tbsp
lime juice
1 pinch
sea salt
1-2 pinch

How to Make Salsa - Award Winning


  • 1Add the following ingredients to a food processor fitted with blade: white onion (peeled and quartered), peppers (removed of seeds),1/2 can of whole tomatoes -- pulse until desired consistency -- I like pretty small pieces
  • 2Pour contents of food processor into large bowl and combine with crushed tomatoes
  • 3Back in food processor, add remaining 1/2 can of whole tomatoes and cilantro. Pulse until cilantro is well distributed.
  • 4Combine tomato/cilantro combination with first tomato/pepper combination. Add can of crushed tomatoes, lime juice, salt, pepper and sugar to taste.
  • 5Serve or refrigerate for several days as needed.
  • 6Note: For chipotle peppers, I prefer to the dried kind if possible, but they can be hard to find so it is okay to use the canned ones in sauce.
  • 7Note: Change the number of peppers per your taste for heat. Removing the seeds helps keep the heat down so handle as you like.

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About Salsa - Award Winning

Course/Dish: Dips, Salsas
Hashtag: #FRESH