Rachel’s Super Salsa Recipes

Back in August, when I had tons of tomatoes and tomatillos, I asked my friend and colleague Rachel – who was born and rasied in Tucson, and is an excellent cook – for some authentic salsa recipes. She shared these two with me, which she found on Google some time ago. I’ve only made the tomatillo salsa, but I’ve tasted the red, and both are pretty fabulous!

Salsa de Tomatillo


10 tomatillos, husked
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
4-6 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1/4-1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper to taste


1. Place tomatillos in  saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Simmer until tomatillos soften and begin to burst, about 10 minutes.

2. Drain tomatillos and place in a food processor or blender with onion, garlic, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, salt and pepper. Blend to desired consistency.

Red Salsa


2-3 cans Del Monte or SW brand Mexican style stewed tomatoes
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
4-6 jalapenos, diced
1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro
salt/pepper to taste
2 T. lemon juice


1.  Pour tomatoes into large bowl, using a potato masher, mash the tomatoes to break them up a bit.
2.  Dice all ingredients and add to tomatoes.
3.  Add cilantro and lemon juice.
4.  Add salt/pepper to taste and more jalapenos if it is not hot enough
5.  Serve at room temperature.

One Response

  1. […] salsa or pico de gallo as needed. On the blog The Foodie Collaborative, the author presents a salsa and salsa verde recipe from a friend of hers. Both look really good.  Finally, on Sacred Chef’s blog, a nice […]

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