Hi friends! We’re salsa fanatics in my home, and since we usually have Mexican food at least once a week, we go through a ton of this tasty sauce. Plus, I usually serve it along with some chips for snack time or for an easy appetizer at cookouts. Since we go through so much of this stuff, I decided it was high time I started making my own. And now, we’re completely hooked on this Easy Homemade Salsa!
Here in Arizona, we have so many fantastic Mexican restaurants, and you can almost make a meal out of the chips and salsa before your meal is even served! I’ve tried a lot of different store bought brands, and some come real close, but they’re just not quite the same.
I’ve been making homemade salsa fresca, or pico, for awhile, and I think it’s easy to get the right taste. But regular salsa is a little bit trickier to master. After a few tries, my family and I all agreed that this stuff was the real deal. And it was gone in a flash. Even the younger kids loved it.
This salsa was just spicy enough to have a little kick, but not so much that people were downing gallons of water afterwards, which is always a good thing!
Ingredients for Easy Homemade Salsa
- 1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
- 2 fresh tomatoes, sliced
- Juice of 1 medium lime
- 1/2 of a red onion, peeled and quartered
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 jalapeno pepper, cut and mostly seeded
- 1 handful or about 2 cups fresh cilantro, with stems mostly cut
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
We devoured most of this homemade salsa up the same day, and it was fantastic with chips and slathered on burritos at dinner. But it was even better the next day, and I just added some water before serving to thin it out a little. So if you decide to make your own salsa, it’s a great excuse to have Mexican food throughout the week!
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