If you’re looking for a delicious and easy homemade salsa recipe, you’re in the right place! Salsa is a staple in many households and a perfect condiment for any occasion.
Salsa is a versatile condiment that can be enjoyed with chips, tacos, burritos, and so much more.
Whether it’s used as a dip, topping, or ingredient, it adds flavor and spice to any dish. Instead of buying pre-made salsa at the store, try making your own homemade salsa. Not only is it healthier, but it’s also more flavorful and customizable to your liking.
Susan always has the best recipes and I love that she shares them with us!
She’s back again today with a super delicious yet simple salsa recipe:
Last Monday, I spent the day in the hospital awaiting the arrival of the Little Peanut. She is my newest pride and joy and I can’t believe she is a week old.
I stayed at their house for a few days, and did some cooking but didn’t take many photos of the food. Wonder why?
Homemade Salsa Recipe
I did make a batch of my daughter’s fabulous salsa and thought I would share her easy recipe. I eat it on everything….like a good little Texan.
This is a homemade salsa recipe that’s easy to make and full of fresh ingredients. I’ll also give you tips on how to customize the recipe to your level of heat and flavor.
So, grab your ingredients and let’s get started!
Homemade Salsa Recipe
Before we dive into the recipe, let’s talk about the ingredients you’ll need. The beauty of making homemade salsa is that you can customize it to your liking. You can make it as mild or spicy as you want and use fresh ingredients for optimal flavor.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 6 slices of jalapenos, pickled from a jar (or more, if you like it hotter)
- A splash of the jalapeno juice (just a little pour….probably a couple of tbsp.)
- 1/4 chopped onion
- 1/3 bunch of cilantro
- Juice of a lime (which I didn’t have so….I used the equivalent from a bottle)
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 can of Rotel tomatoes
- Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper to taste
Choosing the right tomatoes
The first step in making salsa is selecting the right tomatoes, you can use fresh or canned. When using fresh tomatoes, you want to use tomatoes that are ripe, juicy, and have a deep red color.
Roma tomatoes are a great choice for salsa because they have a firmer flesh and fewer seeds, which makes for a chunkier salsa.
Preparing the ingredients
Once you’ve chosen your tomatoes, it’s time to prepare the rest of the ingredients. Chop up the onion, garlic (if using fresh), and cilantro and set them aside.
Cut the jalapeño peppers in half and remove the seeds and membranes if you want a milder salsa. For a spicier salsa, leave the seeds and membranes in.
Roasting the tomatoes and jalapeño peppers
If you’re using fresh to add more depth of flavor to your salsa, you can roast the tomatoes and jalapeño peppers.
- Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the tomatoes in half and place them cut-side down on the baking sheet.
- Cut the jalapeño peppers in half and remove the seeds and membranes.
- Place them on the baking sheet with the tomatoes.
- Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the skins of the tomatoes are blistered and the jalapeños are softened
Blending the ingredients
Once your roasted tomatoes and jalapeño peppers (or diced tomatoes, and Rotel) have cooled, place them in a blender or food processor along with the chopped onion, garlic (or garlic powder), cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
Pulse until you reach your desired consistency.
For a chunky salsa, pulse a few times.
For a smoother salsa, blend until all the ingredients are fully combined.
Adjusting the flavor
Taste your salsa and adjust the flavor to your liking. If you want it spicier, add more jalapeño peppers or a pinch of cayenne pepper. If you want it tangier, add more lime juice. If it’s too salty, add more tomatoes.
You can add variations to your salsa recipe by adding different ingredients. For example, you can add mango for a fruity twist or black beans for added protein.
You can also experiment with different types of peppers, such as habanero or serrano peppers, for a different level of heat.
Now you get to pour into a quart jar and eat it on everything!
Making your own homemade salsa is easy, fun, and delicious. With these recipes and tips, you’ll be able to make the perfect salsa every time. Whether you prefer mild or hot, chunky or smooth, there’s a salsa recipe here for everyone!
Hi, I’m Susan, a mother of four and a grandmother to 5 and that, along with my husband and 2 dogs, take up my most of my time. I am a side-tracked Home Executive. I had the privilege of being a stay –at-home mom so, you might say that my passion is the home and making a haven for those I love.
Alecia @ Savings and Stewardship says
Thanks for the linky! I’ve been waiting all week to link this one up … SO tasty!! I’m making more today … with lemon & blueberries today!
OOoo YUM! I LOVE biscotti!
Melissa @ Stockpiling Moms says
Thanks for the Linky. I have a yummy breakfast casserole. Bacon Cheese Pull-Aparts 🙂
Awwwww Congratulations on the Peanut! She is beautiful.
I know this is not your peanut. I am putting it everywhere for Susan.
She’s a doll! Susan can’t get over the fact she has Black Hair! She keeps saying it over and over!