Here’s an Easy Salsa Mix recipe that’s straight-forward and easy to customize to your own taste. Homemade salsa is a whole different level from store bought, and wonderful with warm tortilla chips!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Salsa is something most of us usually buy at the grocery store, but with a few simple ingredients, you can make the best salsa yourself, that’s incredibly easy right at home.
Here’s a few reasons to give it a try:
- This is one of those super easy recipes, who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to make your own salsa all the time 🙂
- It’s very quick to make, with no fancy ingredients & definitely one of the best things you could ever put on taco
- If you’ve never had homemade salsa, you’ll love how fresh this tastes. Make some homemade tortilla chips and guacamole to go all-out
- This recipe is similar to pico de gallo, but this is chunky salsa with more sauce
- Hot peppers, raw onions, fresh lime juice and the good quality tomatoes make a difference for the best flavor….try your local Farmer’s Market!
Ingredients You’ll Need
Before starting any recipe, it’s a good idea to read through it first, which you can do by scrolling down to see the full list of ingredients & instructions for this Salsa Mix Recipe
- Tomatoes: Roma tomatoes are perfect, plus a couple of regular tomatoes too
- Onion: Just a finely diced white onion
- Cilantro: Makes the salsa taste wonderful! If you hate cilantro, try fresh Italian parsley instead
- Jalapeno: Remove the seeds for less heat and a mild salsa
- Lime: Fresh lime juice is a big flavor booster
- Kosher Salt: For more flavor
- Garlic: Just one or two, minced
Step-By Step Instructions
This is an easy recipe with just a few simple steps:
- Dice the tomatoes
- Same for the onions, mince the garlic
- Same with the cilantro & jalapeno…use a paring knife
- Add all of this to a medium-sized bowl
- Squeeze some fresh lime juice over the top
- Add salt, stir, serve!
- Optional to puree one cup of the salsa in a blender or food processor, then mix it back into the remaining tomatoes. A simple step that makes a smooth salsa with some big, fresh chunks.
- This is what the salsa mix looks like after stirring. If there’s too much juice, just spoon some of it out.
Tips and Possible Variations
- This recipe makes about 3 cups of homemade salsa
- This fresh salsa recipe is best the day it’s made, but it can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days
- Use Italian Parsley if you aren’t a fan of fresh cilantro
- Uses more jalapeno if you like it spicy. Keep some of the seeds in if you like it super spicy!
- Try substituting green onions instead of white onions if you’d like, white parts only.
- Use any variety of medium-sized tomatoes in addition to the Roma’s in this recipe
- Roll the fresh lime on the counter with the palm of your hand before squeezing it, you’ll get more juice that way
- Use a half teaspoon of garlic powder instead of fresh garlic if you’d like.
- Make a large batch for parties, store in a mason jar until ready to use.
- Serving a fresh salsa at a party with bowls of warm tortilla chips and a bowl of fantastic party olives, these crispy cauliflower bites and these sweet and spicy almonds is a low-stress, delicious party idea. Same with these fresh avocado sushi rolls!
- Definitely use this fresh salsa as a side to fried or scrambled eggs…amazing!
- It would also be excellent served with this very delicious Taco Pie.
- Make an Apple Cake for dessert, these super yummy Philly Strawberry Cheesecake Snack Bars, customize your own easy White Chocolate Pretzel Bark, or bust out a tray of this fantastic Cantaloupe and Ice Cream with caramel sauce!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes you can! Just know that your salsa won’t have as much juice/liquid in it.
An airtight container or canning jar with a lid is your best bet, and this recipe will be good for up to 3 days in the refrigerator for the best fresh flavor, though it’s best the day it’s prepared.
Use petite diced canned tomatoes, drained. This particular style of diced tomatoes are a good substitution.
More Recipes to Try
- Shredded Chicken Burrito Bowl: This is a very tasty bowl!
- Taco Pie with Crescent Rolls: A very tasty and easy idea for dinner.
- Easy House Salad: A very good guide to making the best house salad at home.
- Stuffed Garlic Bread Recipe: This makes a nice, hot cheesy loaf
- Cherry Tomato Soup Recipe: An easy, wonderful soup
- Dark Chocolate Trail Mix: Great for snacking
- Chicken Sausage and Vegetable Skillet: A very tasty one skillet dinner
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Easy Salsa Mix Recipe
- 4 Medium-sized Roma Tomatoes, chopped fine, drained
- 2 Medium "regular" Tomatoes, chopped fine and drained
- ⅓ cup White Onion, chopped fine
- 3 teaspoons Jalapeno, minced, seeds removed
- 3 tablespoons Cilantro, chopped, loosely packed Can use Italian Parsley
- 1-2 Garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
- 1½ teaspoons Kosher salt
- Remove the ends off of all the tomatoes and chop them into rough ½ inch pieces, leaving any liquid they produce behind. Transfer the chopped tomatoes to a medium-sized bowl.
- Add the finely chopped white onion to the bowl. Cut the jalapeno in half and remove the seeds. Cut into thin strips and then mince enough for 2 teaspoons unless you'd like it hotter, then add another teaspoon or to taste.
- Chop the cilantro (or Italian Parsley) and add it to the bowl. Add the minced garlic too. Add the fresh lime juice and salt, toss to combine everything. Taste and adjust seasoning to your preference.
- Pull one cup of the salsa out and pulse in a food processor or blender several times, then add it back into the bowl and combine with a spoon. This is optional, but suggested for overall texture. If your tomatoes were excessively juicy, you can spoon some of the watery juicy out if needed before serving. Makes about 3 cups of mild to medium spiced salsa.
- Nutrition information are estimates, this recipe makes approximately 3 cups of salsa.
- Use Italian Parsley if you don’t like cilantro.
- Uses more jalapeno if you like it spicier.
- Use any type of medium-sized “regular” tomato in addition to the Roma’s in this recipe.
- Roll the lime with the palm of your hand before squeezing, you’ll get more juice that way.
- Use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic if you’d like.
- Super important to read the whole recipe before you begin
- Pay attention to the ingredient list and photos for the recipe
- If possible, prep your ingredients a little before you start
- Always use a sharp knife for safety
- Use the size of pan called for in the recipe
- For savory recipes, taste and season as you go
- Buy fresh, organic ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible
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