Im all about homemade salsa. I try adding different types of peppers though to change it up a little.
You can control the heat by leaving in the jalapeno seeds or taking them out too.
I put sugar in everything, so BAM sugar!
Don't like jalapenos
Tomatoes, onions, fresh garlic, cilantro, freshly squeezed lime juice, jalapenos/habaneros & my secret ingredient. No sugar, no artificial ingredients, no preservatives (other than the lime juice). The preparation is what makes mine very different.
I agree you need a little sugar. Careful not too much, obviously, but a little pulls the flavors together.
E.J. Wells vs. NAOS
Pre-season mock (7/13/13) - page 111
Im not a big fan of any salsa that comes in a jar. It generally isnt that great. I guess Pace is ok, but once you get hooked on fresh salsa , it just isnt the same. Some grocery stores will make their own and its pretty good. Smith's use to make the bomb fresh salsa but quit making it. At least the stores I have been to did. The last place I had really good fresh salsa from a store was a place up in Park City. I think its called Fresh Market just off of Park Ave and Homestake dr.