Homemade Chunky Salsa

This easy to make chunky salsa will be a hit at your next gathering. Kick it up and make it as spicy as you can handle.  There are so many different kinds of tortilla chips on the market now to serve along side for dipping.  There are Kale tortilla chips, Chia tortilla, black bean, blue corn, Jalapêno and the list goes on and on. Offer a variety of tortilla chips and your appetizer will not only be outstandingly delicious and addictive, but extremely colorful as well.



  • 1 28oz Can Italian whole tomatoes, drained and diced
  • 2 10oz Cans (Rotel brand, if possible) diced tomatoes with green chiles

⇒ Add another small can of green chiles to kick up the spice.

  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 Cup Vidalia onion, chopped or red onion if you prefer.
  • 1 Cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper, quartered and sliced thin. Remove the membrane and seeds if you don’t like the heat.

⇒ Wash your hands immediately after handling hot peppers and make sure you don’t touch your eyes.

  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tsp cumin
  • 1/4 Tsp sugar
  • 1/2 Lime, juiced
  • Lime zest to taste


  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Depending on how you love your salsa, you can pulse it in batches in a blender or food processor until you get the consistency you prefer.  Personally, I love my salsa on the chunky side.
  • Taste test with a tortilla chip and adjust the flavor and heat level.

⇒ The flavors of this salsa get even better after spending a day or three in the refrigerator.


How about growing your own fresh herbs and peppers for this tasty salsa? Read my product review of The Garden Patch Grow Box. I have one and love it. It’s self-watering, weed-free and portable. Check it out…you’ll be glad you did.

Did you know… Eating more vitamin C rich foods, like tomatoes, may be the secret to better skin. Researchers have proven that Vitamin C can have youthful effects on our skin. A few of the benefits of vitamin C are the prevention of age-related dryness and lowering the risk of wrinkles. And antioxidant properties in tomatoes help protect our skin from harmful ultraviolet rays.  So…eat your salsa!

 As always, I look forward to your feedback and comments.  Have a request for a recipe? Let me know below and I’ll help you find it.


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