So in Texas we call Salsa, Hot Sauce.  I remember living in California and asking for hot sauce at a Mexican restaurant and they brought me Tabasco.  A reminder that I was not in Texas anymore.  I loved our time in CA, but I missed my Tex-Mex.  Being back in the Lone Star state I can get all the “hot sauce” I want!

I came up with this recipe because my dear friend, Jean, gave us a jar of homemade salsa for Christmas a few years back.  My boys ate the entire jar in one afternoon.  They LOVED it.  I asked her for the recipe, but I could not make it as good as she did, according to my boys.  So, I came up with this recipe and they approve!  YAY! You know its all about making the princes happy.


A spicy, tangy Tex-Mex salsa that goes with anything!


  • 1 14.5 oz Cans diced tomatoes (if you can find fire roasted even better)
  • 1 small can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 1 jalapeno (if you want it hot leave the seeds and stems otherwise remove the seeds and stems
  • 1/4 White onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 Limes juiced
  • 1 garlic cloves-remove peel but keep whole
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt


  1. In a blender or food processor, add all ingredients and pulse until blended, but still chunky. Taste for salt and add if needed.

  2. Pour mixture into a jar and let sit in refrigerator for a few hours for the flavors to meld.

Recipe Notes

Serve with ANYTHING! Seriously, serve with tortilla chips, eggs, potatoes, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, pour over grilled flank steak, grilled chicken breasts...

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