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.

Happy Monday!

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