Sweet and Spicy Salsa

12 Servings
20 min

We love cooking Mexican food in our home. I am a lover of cilantro I know its either a love or a hate relationship with it. I am a fan and my hubby is not. So when creating this salsa recipe I knew I had to add some sweetness in order for him to like it. My grandchildren love this recipe. I use two cans of canned tomatoes with green chilies You can use mild, original, or hot. I use the mild. I drain them really well of their juices. Then I add the tomatoes to a food processor along with eight ounces of tomato sauce. I pulse them together. It is up to you how chunky or smooth you make this recipe. My family does not like chunky so I pulse it quite a bit. The I add about a cup of cilantro chopped up. Also I add a lime squeezed into the mixture. Then add in a tablespoon of sugar. Pulse until combined and the texture you like. I suggest letting this sit in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours. Serve with tortilla chips.

I serve it with warmed up tortilla chips.

Chop up the cilantro.

Drain the tomatoes and green chilies completely.

Pulse the tomatoes and tomato sauce together.

Squeeze in the lime juice and add cilantro.

Add all to the food processor.


Recipe details
  • 12  Servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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For the salsa
  • 2 15 ounce cans tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 bunch cilantro about a cup
  • 1 large lime
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
For the salsa
Drain the tomatoes and green chilies.
Add to food processor with the tomato sauce pulse until the texture you would like.
Add chopped cilantro and juice of lime also add the sugar and pulse until combined.
Refrigerate for at least two hours.
Serve with warmed tortilla chips.
  • This can be made the day before you need it.