Cilantro Lime Salsa for Cinco de Mayo

This morning when my husband and I had our usual, "what do you want for dinner tonight" discussion, he asked me to make Mexican Chicken. Hmmm, appropriate, I thought, since today is Cinco de Mayo. I have his Mexican Chicken in the oven, but I decided it wouldn't be much of a celebration without some salsa. This recipe is quick and easy to make, and I love it because it's so chunky. I know there are two camps of salsa lovers, the chunkies and the runnies. I am definitely on the chunky team (no snide comments here, please)! Runny salsa is not my thing. Who wants to dip a tortilla chip in tomato juice? Not me. If you're on the chunky team with me, then this Cilantro Lime Salsa is the perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

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Cilantro Lime Salsa

2 (14.5 ounce) cans fire roasted tomatoes, drained (or regular diced tomatoes, if you prefer)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic and jalapeño. Add lime juice, salt, and cilantro; mix well. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve with tortilla chips.



  1. Your dinner sounds good and this looks like a nice easy salsa! As for chunky or runny... I've never met a salsa I haven't liked:@)

  2. Wow...looks great. And the salsa sounds wonder. Can't wait till the maters start coming in so I can make some up.