Home Made Salsa Recipe




About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I enjoy working in the yard, sewing, cooking, quilting, gardening, and creating. I do this to keep my sanity.

I was delighted when my son-law-law brought home a salsa recipe from work that he likes because, I entered it into the Mexican food contest. He made it a few times and I decided to tweak it using fresh produce instead of so many canned ingredients. My daughter and I made it this way instead. It was so much tastier! I hope you like it as much as we do!

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Step 1: Ingredients and Utensils

What you will need:

1 28 oz Can Del Monte whole peeled tomatoesremoving 3 of the tomatoes and 1/8 cup of the juice
2 Cans Herdez Salsa Casera 7 oz ( I think Ro*tel will work for this recipe as a substitute if you can't find Herdez).
1 Can sliced black olives
3 seeded and diced serrano peppers
3 -4 diced green onions or 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
5-8 Cherry tomatoes or more if you like
3 small red, orange, and yellow bell peppers
3-4 Mashed garlic cloves
1/4 Cup diced cilantro 
1/2 Cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
Juice from 1 lime
1 teaspoon salt not shown 
Blender, knife, measuring cups,and mixing bowl.

Step 2: Wash and Dice

Wash and dice vegetables:

Dice tomatoes, onions, cilantro 
Mash garlic
De seed and dice peppers
Juice lime

Step 3: Blend Tomatoes

Blend the canned tomatoes and pour into a bowl.

Step 4: Combine Ingredients

Add the rest of the ingredients to the blended tomatoes:

Add the diced vegetables, Herdez salsa, olives, corn, lime juice, salt, and garlic to the blended tomatoes and mix.
Garnish with lime and cilantro if desired.

Step 5: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

We all liked this salsa much better. We eat it with chips and top tacos with it. My son-in-law likes it on his steak! I hope you give it a try. I am going to try this recipe using Rol-tel next time, just for kicks. 

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I make this every other day because Roger likes it so much. Thanks so much for stopping by and as always have a splendorous day!


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I can tell why he likes it! The appearance of it is so appetising :-)

    Don't mention it! It was a pleasure to stop by and comment. Thanks for sharing sunshiine, and have a wonderful day too :D


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Olives have no place in salsa, or any food. Only in as much as maggots do

    Oh.. and I always thought that Salsa is cooked like sauce. Wow.. you made it look so simple. Thank you sunshiine :).

    1 reply

    I did use a couple of cans of ingredients which saved me from having to cook it. the rest was fresh ingredients that bring out that natural goodness in fresh!

    thanks again for your support!



    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    It is very delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by ChrysN and as always have a safe and happy day!


    Thanks Penolopy! Roger likes it packed in his lunch so I make it almost every other day. It is never waisted! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your day shines!