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.