Homemade Salsa

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You can have restaurant quality salsa in no time with this amazing Homemade Salsa recipe. It’s refreshing, colorful and bursting with flavor. Once you make this salsa, you won’t want to buy store bought salsa again!

You can have restaurant quality salsa in no time with this amazing Homemade Salsa recipe. It’s refreshing, colorful and bursting with flavor. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comThis delicious and fresh homemade salsa is filled with lime juice, jalapeño, garlic, onion, and tomatoes. If you’re a salsa fanatic (like myself ;)) then you have to give this salsa recipe a try. Not only is it super easy to make, it’s better than your favorite Mexican restaurant’s salsa. (In my humble opinion. haha) It’s refreshing, colorful and bursting with so much flavor.

You can have restaurant quality salsa in no time with this amazing Homemade Salsa recipe. It’s refreshing, colorful and bursting with flavor. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

Homemade salsa served with tortilla chips makes the perfect appetizer for any party, or if you’re like me, it’s the best afternoon snack. It’s amazing in burritos, tacos, taquitos and we even like to serve it over grilled chicken and steaks. Yum!

I’ve now been making homemade salsa for over ten years and will continue to. There’s just nothing like the quality of it over store bought. From start to finish, it only takes about 20 minutes tops, and that’s because I’m slow at chopping veggies. haha.

Just make sure you let it sit in the fridge for a good hour, or even longer, to let all those wonderful flavors come together. It will be well worth the wait. Promise! 🙂 

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Crisp Bean Burritos

Mexican Layer Dip

Seven-Layer Dip

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken

 

You can have restaurant quality salsa in no time with this amazing Homemade Salsa recipe. It’s refreshing, colorful and bursting with flavor. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com
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Homemade Salsa

Prep Time 1 hour
Servings 6 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cans (10 ounces, each) Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chiles), drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small jalapeno, (remove seeds), chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (measure first, then chop)
  • juice from 1/2 a lime

Instructions

  • Pour the canned tomatoes, rotel, onion, garlic, jalapeno, sugar, salt, cumin, cilantro and lime juice in a blender OR a food processor.
  • Pulse 8 to 11 times, depending on how chunky you like your salsa. (I like chunkier salsa so I pulse mine about 8 times.)
  • Pour salsa into a large bowl or container. Cover. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour (the longer it sits the better) to chill and let all the flavors blend together. Serve with tortilla chips.

 

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27 thoughts on “Homemade Salsa

  1. Does anything beat fresh salsa? Seriously. The homemade stuff is so much better than packaged! I know I’m “guilty” of having a few jars in the pantry for emergencies, but I love canning my own and stocking the shelves with it at the end of summer. I think we eat salsa just about every weekend. Mmmm!

  2. Looks great Holly!!! Makes such a huge difference to make your own salsa. Mine is sorta similar to Rees. I guess most Salsa is similar in some ways..lol. But hey, we won’t blame ya if you break out the store bought stuff sometimes too.lol ;o)

  3. So glad you introduced me to your blog. Love it. I think I must make that chocolate chip cookie pie like right now. It’s staring at me on the right as I type this. As for the salsa…it looks so fresh and delicious! Have a great week.

  4. That sounds like a great salsa. We go through a pint of salsa a week (I have 4 teen/preteen boys) and I couldn’t afford it if I didn’t make it homemade. I love that this one uses canned tomatoes. It’s great for the non-garden season.

  5. Hi Holly! Thank you for coming to my site and leaving a kind comment. I love your blog! Wow I’m so admired of you for cooking such a delicious meal for your 3 kids after working full/part-time! I only have 2 and still struggle. I am following you via facebook now! Nice to meet you!!! Your salsa has a lovely color and pictures look really colorful and nice! Happy to find you!

  6. This salsa looks great! I have not tried making my own before. Got to take a look PW’s recipes, heard lots of great reviews!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a lovely site here, am following you. Have a nice day!

  7. See what PW started? This dang salsa is all over all the blogs all of a sudden! I’m feeling left out! I’m gonna make some right now….I love your version Holly!

  8. For a truly authenitic Mexican salsa instead of a canned or processed flavor take 2 or 3 roma tomatoes some onion clove or 2 of garlic and jalepeno and roast in a pan make sure to add a little water to the pan and get out all those burnt or roasted bits when they are done for more flavor. Either mash it with a potato masher or pulse it a few times in you blender with some fresh cilantro. I dont care for the canned flavor the tomatoes add. Try this Holly just as quick and you will be so pleased. The same process but with tomatillos for salsa verde. this will be a huge hit and AUTHENIC. SOOO easy. 10 min. My husband is mexican.

  9. 5 stars
    I made this salsa last weekend! It lasted 2 days and it was gone! So good!!!! Making another batch today. i will never by jar salsa again!

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