homemade salsa recipe with chip

In honor of my post earlier this week, where I shared how to remove set-in tomato stains, I decided to end the week by posting my favorite homemade salsa recipe, since that’s where the set-in tomato stain came from. (If you remember, I have a natural talent for spilling salsa down my front!)

I love all kinds of salsa, but my husband is not a fan of cilantro, so I began my search for a good homemade salsa recipe with that in mind. I came across this Chili’s copycat salsa recipe on Six Sisters’ Stuff, which is cilantro free. I’m a huge fan of Chili’s salsa, so much that I could make a whole meal of their bottomless nachos and walk away completely satisfied, so I knew I needed to give this homemade version a try.

Homemade salsa recipe

The first time I made the Chili’s copycat salsa, I followed the instructions exactly and was pretty happy with the recipe. The next time, I used canned tomatoes from my garden instead of the store-bought variety, and I think the sizes of the jars are a little different, with my recipe tasting too much like tomato.

ingredients for homemade salsa recipe

Since I will likely always used garden-canned tomatoes instead of buying a can of tomatoes from the store, I decided to play with the recipe until I got it just the way I wanted it, which is totally the point of a homemade salsa recipe, in my opinion.

Here’s what I came up with:

Ingredients
2 jars of canned, whole tomatoes, drained
3 – 4 jalepenos (Mine were sliced and frozen from last year’s garden harvest, but you can also buy a can of jalepenos. Just don’t use the pickled kind.)
1 yellow onion, sliced into chunks
1 ½ tsp. garlic salt
½ tsp. salt
1 ½ tsp. cumin
1 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. lime juice (You can substitute with lemon juice if necessary.)

homemade salsa recipe in blender

 

Instructions
1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

2. Serve fresh with tortilla chips, or wait a few hours for the flavors to blend fully. Refrigerate the leftovers, assuming you have any! 🙂

Homemade salsa with green onions

Now if I can just find a recipe for Chili’s copycat chips, my world will be complete. And, I’ll weigh another 100 pounds, so maybe I’ll just leave that one alone for now. 🙂

Homemade Salsa Recipe
 
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This homemade salsa recipe is cilantro free, yet full of heat and flavor.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 10 - 12
Ingredients
  • 2 jars of canned, whole tomatoes, drained
  • 3 – 4 jalepenos (Mine were sliced and frozen from last year’s garden harvest, but you can also buy a can of jalepenos. Just don’t use the pickled kind.)
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced into chunks
  • 1 ½ tsp. garlic salt
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. lime juice (You can substitute with lemon juice if necessary.)
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Serve fresh with tortilla chips, or wait a few hours for the flavors to blend fully. Refrigerate the leftovers, assuming you have any left! 🙂

 

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