Fresh and Spicy Salsa

    15 mins

    This recipe is bursting with flavour! It is fresh and spicy, and did I mention easy? The chillies and Tabasco add heat, and the coriander, lime juice and spring onions create freshness. Eat with tortilla chips.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 5 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
    • 10 spring onions
    • 1 green chilli, seeded, or to taste
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • handful chopped fresh coriander
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 3 teaspoons Tabasco sauce or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a blender or food processor, blend the tomatoes, spring onions, chillies, garlic and coriander to desired consistency. Transfer to a bowl, and mix in the lime juice, Tabasco sauce, black pepper and salt. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.

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    I love this salsa! I have made this 4 times already. I took it to a work potluck this week and got many requests for the recipe. As others mentioned, it can be get a little watery. After I seed the tomatoes and chop them in my food processor, I let them sit in a strainer while I do the rest of the work. This helps make it less watery. Thanks!  -  29 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Whoa Nelly! As a person who is used to spicy and always orders the hottest number of spice a restaurant offers - I nearly burnt my mouth off with this stuff! I only added one jalapeno pepper (with seeds) so I didn't think it would be that hot. I don't think this recipe needs the extra hot sauce! I also agree with some of the other reviews that it was salty and had too much cilantro. I love cilantro but it made the salsa really green so it was a bit overpowering. I don't think it needs any salt or garlic powder especially if you are using chips with salt already on them. I will give it 3 stars because I was able to tone down the heat with more tomato and lime juice and was good because it was fresh. But I will have to change up the recipe if I was to make it again.  -  23 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is one of the best salsa recipes I've tried. If you follow the recipe as is it's spicy. If you use one jalapeno and one Tbsp. hot sauce it's medium. If you omit the jalapeno and hot sauce it's mild. Delicious!  -  10 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)