Lincoln’s Fresh Texas Salsa

In case you didn’t know, we are originally from Texas.  We grew up eating all things Tex-Mex.  We love the freshness, the flavors and the spice.  When we were home visiting my husband’s family a few years ago, his sister, Beth,  treated us to a wonderful dinner of fajitas with all the trimmings.  Making an appearance in the appetizer round was a big batch of fresh homemade salsa prepared by our nephew, Lincoln.  We watched as he chopped all the fragrant ingredients and tossed them into a blender. It was not only one of the easiest salsas I had ever seen…but it was by far the tastiest.  I would put it up against any I’ve ever been served in a restaurant.  It’s so fresh and bright, and the cumin and cilantro really shine!  And, every time I take it to a party, I come back with an empty bowl and requests for the recipe.  So here it is!


That green slender pepper you see is a serrano.  It is hot.  You will want to take the seeds out, trust me!  And, I love hot things…proceed with caution!


Everything goes in for a blender party!


Grab some chips, and go to town!  You’re now an honorary Texan!


  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 can Mexican stewed tomatoes
  • 2-3 chopped green onions
  • 1 handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 seeded serrano pepper
  • 3-4 T chopped jalapeños from a jar
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 T freshly squeezed lemon juice


Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth

Author: Debbie Nance

I am a working wife and mom, and I live with my family near Charlotte, NC. I am originally from Texas and have lived in a number of states in the southeast due to my job in radio. It sometimes requires moving to chase the dream. My husband and I have been married since 1994 and we host a country music radio show together. I am passionate about cooking and, I spend most of my time watching the Food Network, reading about food and testing new recipes.

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