{Super Easy} Homemade Salsa

One of my favorite things to eat of all time is chips and salsa.

Seriously, given a choice between chips and salsa or chocolate cake, I’ll pick the chips and salsa every.single.time. I can eat a huge jar of salsa totally on my own (um, maybe even in one day), and if I’m out at a restaurant – don’t even bother bringing me “salsa” that’s basically pureed tomatoes and nothing else.

I’ve gotta have heat!

I mean, what’s the point of salsa without some spice?

There isn’t one, is what I’m saying.

But, if you don’t like extra-spicy salsa, feel free to adjust the recipe below to fit your own tastes.  I grew up in a family where everyone ate super-spicy stuff, so I don’t know any different.  Thank goodness the Tall Boy also likes hot stuff, or we’d have some serious issues!

We had lots of homemade salsa growing up, and my mom pretty much rocked it with her recipe. Of course, I don’t think she used actual measurements on anything, so this is just a guesstimate. I add cilantro and lime to my version because…well, I add cilanto and lime to every Mexican dish I make.

Be sure to check back tomorrow. I’ve got a recipe to share using this salsa, and it’s super fun for Cinco de Mayo!

{Super Easy} Homemade Salsa
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (I used Rotel Hot)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalepeno, including seeds and membrane (de-seed if you don't want it too spicy)
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup diced onion
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • juice of one lime
  1. Place your ingredients in a food processor or blender, and pulse to combine.
  2. Eat 'til you're stuffed.

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  1. Patty Kasiewicz

    we love our chips and salsa too. I am going to try this today. :0)

  2. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    One of the best homemade salsas I ever made was just the result of being lazy and whirring all the ingredients together in the blender instead of chopping ’em up. This looks fantastic, Ashley! And the easier the better, in my book!

  3. Hayley

    I’m pretty sure spicy salsa is the meaning of life–just sayin’. This looks SO fresh and delicious; I, too, am (not surprisingly) guilty of consuming an unhealthy amount of chips and salsa or chips and guac. IT’S JUST TOO GOOD. And I always opt for homemade because it’s easy, and you can add the heat if you like 🙂 I’ll try this for Cinco de Mayo for sureeeee.
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  4. amy @ fearless homemaker

    isn’t homemade salsa just one of the most delicious things ever? and i agree – the spicier, the better! this looks fabulous + i’m now craving homemade salsa in a big way. i’ll have to make some tomorrow!
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  5. Terry

    I LOVE chips and dips of all kinds. I can have a piece of chocolate cake and walk away. Chips and dips I will it until they are all gone. Have never tried making my own salsa, must try this!
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