Homemade Salsa

Tangy sweet salsa!

Salsa is a wonderful side to most Mexican dishes. It is so stimulating and lively that it makes your tongue dance! If you want to make fresh salsa there are recipes for restaurant style salsa found all over the internet. They mainly use canned tomatoes. It is simple and those who make chutneys all the time find it easy breezy. My recipe here is totally different as I use fresh tomatoes and red pepper.

1salI made this recipe using the ingredients listed on a store bought jar of Salsa and mixing the quantity I needed. I avoided vinegar, onion and garlic powder but substituted it with fresh onion, garlic and lime juice. The taste is distinctly different and fresh. I am going to make this every time I buy a bag of corn chips and say good bye to salsa on a shelf.

Ingredients for Salsa

  • 2 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion (red or white)
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper chopped
  • few sprigs of cilantro/coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar

Take a food processor or blender and add all the ingredients. Pulse until everything is crushed to a coarse consistency.

ss Red pepper gives the needed colour and an added flavour. It is tangy, peppery and hot. Rest salsa in the refrigerator for an hour if you want to scoop it with tortilla chips. Chilling time helps the ingredients to mingle and the flavours to develop. You can make it as hot as you want ranging from mild to fiery hot! Remove the seeds of jalapeno peppers if you cannot take any heat.

salsI used this to make my Mexican rice a second time, following my previous recipe here replacing the salsa from a jar. This salsa is a fine dip for corn chips and a sauce on burrito, tacos, enchilada, etc. Try this and you will ignore the salsa jars.


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22 Responses to Homemade Salsa

  1. Ooo yum. . . this looks like a keeper πŸ™‚


  2. Vibrant color attract me:-) tortilla and salsa I m dreaming now

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  3. apsara says:

    Look at that color! Beautiful.


  4. aspoonfulofnature says:

    looks delicious πŸ™‚



  5. Sridevi, this looks lovely – Such a vibrant color. Loved your pun there – ‘makes your tongue dance’ πŸ™‚

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    • coconutcraze says:

      It is true that your tongue reacts in the most unexpected way! I love that colour. There is a foam when you blend all the ingredients but it settles soon, revealing a bright red!


  6. The salsa looks so fresh. I sometimes make the chunky version as well. I have just soaked some Rajma to make the Mexican Rice. πŸ™‚

    If I were you, I would have bought the Nacho chips in advance. If the salsa turned out great then I could enjoy it immediately; if it did not then I would have drowned my sorrows by munching the chips.

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    • coconutcraze says:

      I wanted to eat it with chips and found a few sad ones at the bottom of a jar. Then I rushed to get a new bag of Doritos from the pantry and found out I had only potato chips…so ate that with salsa. Not a bad deal! I had to take these picture before the scanty light faded and did not bother to go shopping.
      Aruna, I want to thank you for prompting me to post more often and I have kept my words this week. πŸ™‚ I don’t know how far I can hold this determination. Let’s see!

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  7. Jhuls says:

    Oh, this is delicious. I love salsa. πŸ™‚

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  8. Loretta says:

    What a beautiful bowl of salsa, the colors look so vibrant and the texture just right. There’s nothing quite like it to satisfy the taste buds is there?

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  9. coconutcraze says:

    You are right, Loretta! In the food world, very few thing can give this kind of satisfaction and pleasure!


  10. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  11. coconutcraze says:

    Thank you, Miss Marzipan!


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