An easy homemade salsa recipe that is so much better than the salsa in the jar. It is the best salsa that I have ever tasted. This recipe is chunky and has tomatoes, peppers, onions, and garlic. You can add whatever vegetables you desire to this recipe. This recipe is very easy to prepare and is delicious.
If you have never made homemade salsa, you really need to! You can make this recipe with canned tomatoes, but in my opinion, fresh tomatoes are the way to go. Many people like to use canned tomatoes because they believe that the tomatoes are picked at the perfect ripeness and then canned. If you have a garden, you usually have an abundance of tomatoes at one time. Homemade salsa is a perfect way to use the tomatoes. I always plan on canning the salsa but we always eat the entire recipe super quickly. This recipe is perfect to serve when entertaining.
I love Mexican food and especially salsa and chips. We visit some restaurants just for the salsa. I know what certain restaurants use in their recipes that I like. So I played around with the ingredients until I came up with a recipe of my own that was exactly what I want my salsa to be. My favorite restaurant adds chopped cucumber in their recipe so I have some on hand, I will add it to this recipe. Corn is delicious also.
You can make this in a food processor but if you want chunky salsa, chop your tomatoes by hand and add the tomatoes directly into the salsa after processing.
Tip: To easily peel the tomatoes, drop the tomato into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds or when the skin begins to peel away. Take the tomatoes out, remove the skins and place in a colander to drain. I am linking a great article and video for this method of peeling tomatoes.
Easy Homemade Salsa
This easy recipe for homemade salsa has tomatoes and you can add whatever vegetables you desire.
- 2 cans petite diced tomatoe or 4 fresh tomatoes
- 1 large onion
- 1 large green pepper
- 1 large red pepper
- 1/2 medium cucumber, opt.
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tbsp diced jalapenos, opt.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp cilantro
- 3 tbsp lime juice
Dice peppers and onions. Add all ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to serve.
You may also like my Easy No-Cook No Egg Ice Cream for dessert.
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
You are so right Sherry! Homemade salsa is the best, and it doesn’t last long around here. My husband teases me and tells people that i drink it because i gobble it up so quick. I like mine spicy so i add two jalapeños, seeds and all.
Sam - Raggedy Bits says
Couldn’t agree with you more Sherry! When it’s homemade it’s the best! So much more flavour! This yummy recipe will not last long in our house for sure!!
You are so right about making your own versus the jar version. It just tastes so much cleaner.
I will have to give your recipe a try.
Sue at Blu says
Sherry I’ve made homemade salsa before but with no recipe…just winged it. Can’t wait to give this a try. Salsa SNOB…bahaha!
In the last city I lived in there was a little shop that specialized in fresh salsa… delish.
I have never bothered to make my own, I shall try it. Pinning, thanks for sharing. I am loving this round up or recipes.
I can’t wait try this recipe. We love salsa and homemade salsa will be a great treat to enjoy with chips this spring.