Sarah’s Simple Salsa

by on March 12, 2012

It’s time to spill my secret. {My secret salsa recipe that is!}

The secret is this: I use canned tomatoes with green chilies as the base. So simple. I always keep them on hand in my pantry so I can throw this together in no time.

I don’t know about you, but Chips & Salsa has always been one of my favorite foods. I am a sucker for fresh & flavorful Mexican food!

Sarah’s Simple Salsa


Sarah’s Simple Salsa


  • 1 14 oz. can Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 large handful fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion
  • 1/2 sweet pepper (red, yellow or orange)
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded (or leave the seeds in tact if you like it HOT!)
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder


  1. Place cilantro, onion, & jalapeno into food processor and pulse until desired size.
  2. Add tomatoes, lime juice, salt, and garlic powder and pulse until desired consistency.


The flavors combine best after refrigerating for a couple of hours, but I make it and serve immediately all the time because fresh salsa is just too good to resist!

I use this salsa on anything – scrambled eggs, salad, with chips, as an appetizer, or alongside any Mexican meal I prepare.

Once you try homemade salsa, you’ll never want to go back!

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Alisha March 13, 2012 at 10:25 am

You don’t cook it at all? I have a recipe for salsa that requires stovetop time. I think to make the pepper softer.


Sarah Batie March 13, 2012 at 10:28 am

No cooking! There are many different ways to make salsa and all different flavor combinations. This is how I make it – hope you enjoy!


Alisha March 14, 2012 at 6:32 am

Thanks! I’ll have to try it! Yum!


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