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Homemade Salsa

Homemade Salsa

Last weekend my little cousin turned 16 years old! So I decided to make some delicious homemade salsa and guacamole for the occasion. I have made guacamole many, many times in my life but I have never made actual salsa! I’ve made pico de gallo, but never homemade salsa.

First, take all of your beautiful ingredients and take a picture because you now have a good camera!

Salsa Ingredients - 2

The next step is to roughly chop your roma tomatoes, your chilies, your onion and your garlic.

Salsa Skillet Ingredients

Next, toss the tomatoes all of the ingredients into the skillet and turn the heat on low.  Throw a pinch of ground cumin and salt into the skillet.

Next, chop up the cilantro and keep it fresh, don’t throw it into the skillet with the cooking vegetables. We are going to add the cilantro to the food processor.

Salsa Skillet Seasoned

Now, add the vegetables and the cilantro into the food processor, along with a tablespoon of salt, another pinch of cumin, and a teaspoon of fresh ground pepper. I also added some fresh chopped red onions, white onions, and jalapeños. This is where you would add the 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar. I also added fresh squeezed lemon juice (use lime if you have it) from two lemons.

Salsa Processor2

salsa processor

At this point my dog ran into the room as I put the top on the processor to turn it on, so I had to take a picture of his adorable face.

My dog

Now process the salsa until it is the consistency you want it, and add seasoning to taste.

Salsa Processed

And voila!! The salsa looks perfect. I topped it off with some extra ground pepper and put it in a tupperware so I cold take it to the party! I also added salt, cilantro, and tapatio to taste. So depending on your taste preferences, season away! I also added 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, mixed it all up, and tossed it in the fridge until we left. This homemade salsa was a big hit at the party!

homemade salsa

Everyone loved the salsa, some even went as far as to say the salsa was the “Best they ever had.” Maybe they’re biased because they love me, but thats not too bad for my first shot! Try it out and let me know if/what you tweak, and how you liked it! If you have any homemade salsa recipes you’d like to share I’d be happy to see them!

Homemade Salsa


  • - 4 ripe roma tomatoes
  • - 2-4  limes or lemons
  • - 1 green bell pepper
  • - A bunch of cilantro
  • - 1/2 medium white onion
  • - 1 small red onion
  • - 3 garlic cloves
  • - 1 -2 jalapeños (depending on your spice preference)
  • - 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • - A medium skillet
  • - A food processor or high speed blender
  • - Salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste


  1. Chop your tomatoes, onions, garlic, bell pepper, and jalapeños and toss into a pan.
  2. Cook on low for a few minutes. Add cumin, salt, and pepper to taste.
  3. Pour the mixture into the food processor or high speed blender, and add cilantro, lime, and some raw onions and jalapeños.
  4. Process until smooth, add hot sauce, salt, and pepper to taste.
  5. ENJOY!

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