Easy Homemade Salsa

by Ashley

Good morning!  I hope you all had a wonderful three day weekend!  Back to the grind today… 

Today I want to share with you an easy homemade salsa recipe!  My stepmom gave it to me back in the day, who I believe got it from my aunt.  I love it because it’s delicious, cheap, and so easy! 

I made it all the time in college for get togethers, study parties, and midnight snacking.  It was always a big hit!  (You can see it on the coffee table in the photo below. 🙂 )

I haven’t made it in quite some time, mostly because I forgot about it.  Then some friends of our’s invited us over for dinner last night and asked us to bring chips and salsa.  I immediately thought of this easy homemade salsa and got to work on it!

Easy Homemade Salsa

1 can stewed tomatoes

1/2 cup sliced green or red bell pepper

1/2 cup sliced onion (red or white)

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

1 teaspoon salt

1-5 teaspoons red pepper flakes to taste (depending on level of spicyness)


Put all ingredients in food processor.  Blend well. 

Do a taste test and determine whether you want to add more red pepper flakes.  (1-2 tsp.=mild; 2-3 tsp.=medium; 4-5 tsp.=hot)  Pour salsa into bowl and dig in!

Last night was a perfect evening to be sitting out on our friends’ patio enjoying drinks and chips and salsa.  We visited for awhile before heading inside to sit down for dinner.  We enjoyed grilled teriyaki salmon, smashed potatoes, garlic bread, and a pasta/veggie salad.  I didn’t capture any photos of my plate, but just trust me when I say that it was a wonderful meal.  The grilled teriyaki salmon was especially a big hit!  We had a great evening filled with lots of good conversations, laughs, and food.  Labor Day weekend definitely ended on a good note! 


  • Do you have a “staple food” you bring to dinner get-togethers?
  • Do you like mild, medium, or hot salsa best?
  • What did you do yesterday for Labor Day?

3 Comments to “Easy Homemade Salsa”

  1. I just bought chips and forgot the salsa. Perfect timing to post this recipe 😀 Thanks, it looks great!

  2. Looks like a great day, and I am loving your recipe!
    I always am the person to bring desserts to gatherings and parties 🙂
    Mild salsa for me, I am a wuss when it comes to spicy stuff

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