Bangin' Salsa

Monday, February 9, 2015

Yesterday I was helping my mother-in-law with some filing for the family business and I suddenly got this awful craving for salsa. Since we are financially challenged and we are trying not to eat out as much anyway, I convinced myself I was not allowed to go get an order of salsa from El Polbre... Good job, me!

I still wanted salsa though, so after I ran a few errands, I stopped at the grocery store and got the items I needed to make my homemade salsa.

* 2 cans diced tomatoes
* 2 Jalapeno peppers, seeded
* 1/2 large, sweet pepper
* 1 med. sweet onion
* 1 large bunch cilantro
* 1-2 Tbs. garlic powder
* 2 tsp. salt
* 2 tsp pepper

In a food processor (I used the Ninja chopper), process tomatoes for a few seconds. Be careful. If you do it for too long, it will be paste. You just want the tomato pieces to be smaller.

Add tomatoes to the bowl you will be storing the salsa in. Keep in mind that salsa must be refrigerated.

Get all the seeds out of the jalapenos and add them to the food processor. Unless you like really spicy foods, make sure every seed is out!

Along with the jalapenos, add the sweet pepper to the food processor and dice them up into little pieces. Add to bowl with tomatoes.

Take off outer layer of the onion, cut it in half and add it to the food processor. Dice the onion into small pieces. Add it to the bowl.

Soak the cilantro in water for a few minutes to wash off any dirt. After you have rinsed it thoroughly, add the cilantro to the food processor. Dice it up, as your did with the other

veggies, and then add it to the bowl.

Add spices to the mixture and then stir it all up together. Let the salsa sit in the refrigerator for 30 mins and then serve with tortilla chips.



  1. Salsa is one of my favorite things to make at home! It's so easy and always tastes great. I love adding some more unusual ingredients like mangos too :)

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

  2. I love A LOT of cilantro in mine. It just makes it taste so fresh!

  3. Kristin this looks amazing. I'll take a pint lol.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Simple Saturdays.

  4. I love salsa but have yet to perfect a personal recipe. This one will go perfectly with my son's guacamole :)