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Hot and Spicy Tomato Salsa

Hot and Spicy Tomato Salsa Recipe


  • 3 Ripe medium tomatoes, chopped coarsely  (3 cups)
  • 1 3/4 cups tomato puree
  • 6 Medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Small jalapeno chile peppers seeded, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup Dry white wine or unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon ground red Pepper (Cayenne)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Combine all ingredients except cilantro in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil using high heat.
  2. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium.
  3. Cook, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in cilantro.
  4. Serve hot or cold as a dip for chips or as a relish.

Makes 4 Cups. You can freeze any leftovers for up to 2 months in a tightly covered container.

Photo credit: arvind grover CC BY

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