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Fresh Salsa Recipes: Storyteller's Cafe at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel


This one of the best recipes for fresh salsa I've ever encountered. I first tried this fresh salsa at a character breakfast in the Storytellers Café in Disneyland's Grand California Hotel -- and knew I had to add this to my recipes at home. That morning, I poured this delicious fresh salsa over my omelette, but I think it would be equally fantastic with tortilla chips.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 oz olive oil
  • 3 lbs ripe roma tomato
  • 2 Spanish onions
  • 1 oz garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 quart tomato juice
  • 2 oz chipotle peppers
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1.5 oz Serrano chili peppers
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 oz water
  • Kosher salt to taste about 1 oz
  • Yields 1 gallon


Wash and trim off the stem core of the roma tomatoes, leave whole and coat with oil. Roast the tomatoes in a 350 degree oven until well browned and soft. Dice the onion very large. Add whole cleaned garlic cloves and whole Serrano peppers cleaned of the stems. Coat with oil and roast all until soft and lightly browned.

Chop all roasted ingredients in a food processor or blender with fresh cilantro, tomato juice and chipotle pepper to desired consistency. Add lemon juice and season to taste. Add water if needed.

This recipe was reprinted with permission from the Walt Disney Company.

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