Homemade Salsa

by Erin

Homemade salsa is too easy to make yourself to settle for the store bought stuff. This recipe is legit!

Homemade Salsa 1

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Do you have everything ready for the party you are hosting/attending this evening? Or were you planning to skip out? Well, whatever your plans are I think you should take the few minutes it takes to make this salsa. A friend of mine, Lisa, used to make this salsa for many football parties and other group events (which always involved food) and it was always raved over.

Homemade Salsa GIF

However, she never made it exactly the same every time, so getting the recipe from her was a challenge. She used to say that she just threw in whatever she had around her kitchen. Finally Brandi was lucky enough to observe the making of this salsa before Lisa moved, and attempted to write it all down. What I have posted here is half of the recipe passed along to me (it makes a lot even in half!) with a couple minor changes. I feel like Lisa is in my kitchen right now, miss you!

Post updated 2/22/17, picture just above is the original


Makes about 4 cups


2 large tomatoes, chopped

1 medium red onion, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 jalapenos, cut in half with seeds

2 cloves garlic

1 lime, zest and juice

Half a bundle of fresh cilantro

1 tsp tomato bouillon

1 tsp salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor*. Pulse until you reach a desired consistency. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  2. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

*Note: I used a 10 cup food processor and it fit everything perfectly (and that’s only half the original recipe!)

Source: Adapted from Brandi/Lisa.

You may also like


Fresh Pineapple Salsa #SpringSweetsWeek March 23, 2021 - 6:01 am

[…] love making homemade salsa and fruit salsas are not new to me. I’ve made a blend of fruits, strawberry, avocado mango, […]

Sook May 9, 2011 - 12:56 pm

Wow, Erin, the homemade salsa looks so good!

spiffycookie May 9, 2011 - 12:59 pm

Thank you! And it’s easy to make too!

Karly May 9, 2011 - 9:28 am

Oh, I loooooove salsa. I’m actually planting a salsa garden this year! :)

This looks yummy…not sure I’ve ever made salsa with bell peppers before!

spiffycookie May 9, 2011 - 9:34 am

I wish I had a garden! I suppose I could make a potted one of my porch, but I’m afraid I’m not the best at remembering to water plants that are outside.


Leave a Comment

* By using this form you consent to the storing of your message attached to the e-mail address you've used. (Data will not be shared with any 3rd-parties)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Accept Read More