Simple Salsa

Our Ciao Authentica Crushed Tomatoes impart the flavor of fresh tomatoes to your salsa while cutting the chopping time in half, making this recipe a breeze!

  • Yield: 3 cups
  • Prep Time: 10 min


1 green pepper
1 jalapeño (optional)
1/2 sweet onion
2 cloves garlic
1 bunch cilantro
2 limes
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili (optional)
Cumin, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Add the Ciao Authentica Crushed Tomatoes to a serving bowl.
  2. Dice up the green pepper, jalapeño (making sure to remove the seeds), sweet onion, and garlic, and add them to the tomatoes.
  3. Roughly chop the cilantro and add it to the serving bowl along with the juice of 2 limes.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, and chipotle chili (optional). Stir until well-combined, and serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

Pro Tip #1: For a smoother salsa, place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse to your desired consistency.

Pro Tip #2: For an extra spicy salsa, add the seeds from the jalapeño to your salsa. For a medium heat, add half of the seeds in.

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About the Chef

Meet Chef Domenico "Mimmo" Tolomeo

Chef Domenico "Mimmo" Tolomeo

Domenico “Mimmo” Tolomeo is a first-generation Italian American who comes from a long line of master bread makers from Italy’s southern region. He joined the Orlando Foods team as our Corporate Chef in July 2022, and is currently the co-owner of Taglio Pizza in Mineola, NY. Mimmo trained under Award Winning Master Pizzaioli Roberto Caporuscio and Giorgia Caporuscio, under whose guidance he received his certification from the Associazione Pizzaiouli Napoletani, the governing body of pizza makers in Italy. His accomplishments include being part of the World Pizza Champions, being the recipient of the 2019 Caputo Rising Star Pizzaiolo at the Infamous Caputo Cup, and being the Capo Pizzaiolo at the world-renowned Keste Pizza e Vino.