Recipes and Cooking Salsa Picante 4.3 (12) 3 Reviews Whether you serve this Salsa Picante recipe on tacos or with chips, it will immediately become your new favorite homemade salsa recipe. Fresh vegetables, chiles, and herbs combine for a remarkably flavorful topping or dip. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kritsada Panichgul Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Chill Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 1 hrs 55 mins Yield: 2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 medium tomatoes (about 1-1/4 pounds total), seeded and cut up 1 medium onion, cut up ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro or parsley 1 - 2 fresh jalapeño or serrano chile peppers, seeded and halved 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup finely chopped green sweet pepper (1 small) 2 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed 1 bay leaf ½ teaspoon sugar ¼ teaspoon salt Directions Place tomatoes in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until coarsely chopped. Add onion, cilantro, chile peppers, and garlic. Cover and blend or process until finely chopped. Transfer tomato mixture to a medium saucepan. Stir in sweet pepper, lemon juice, oregano, bay leaf, sugar, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until salsa reaches desired consistency. Discard bay leaf. Cool salsa slightly. Cover and chill for 1 hour to 1 week before serving. Serve as a dip for chips, as a barbecue sauce or marinade, or as a condiment for main dishes. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 6 Calories 1g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 6 % Daily Value * Sodium 18mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 1g 0% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.