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Homemade Salsa


Salsa is a must-have in our home. I love having homemade salsa on hand because it comes in so handy for many meals and it also makes a healthy snack. Last fall we had a lot of tomatoes given to us, so I made batch after batch of salsa to have us stocked over the winter.


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Homemade Salsa
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This homemade salsa is tried and true - it's colorful and full of flavor.
  • 10 large tomatoes
  • 4 red peppers
  • 2 orange peppers
  • 2 yellow peppers
  • 3 medium onions
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp pink salt
  • 3 rounded tbsp taco seasoning
  • 4 tbsp chicken bouillon* (see note under recipe)
  • 8 oz tomato paste
  • black beans and corn (optional to add color)
  1. Peel tomatoes (I pour boiling water over mine to make pealing easy).
  2. Put all ingredients (except beans and corn) in a pot on the stove and bring to a boil.
  3. Boil for 1 hour.
  4. Add beans and corn (if desired) and bring back up to a boil.
  5. Can or freeze.

* We do not eat packaged bouillon, so I just add more pink salt, you can also make your own homemade bouillon.

Do you enjoy salsa? What are some of your favorite ways to use it?

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  1. This looks amazing Jody! You never cease to amaze me with what you come up with! Awesome!

  2. Victoria Ess says:

    Your salsa looks delicious! I love the addition of corn!

  3. Mmmm your salsa recipe looks so good! We love salsa on everything: chips, chicken, sausages, eggs…you name it! Pinning this recipe!

  4. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    I used to peel my tomatoes for salsa and for my spaghetti sauce when I jar it but now I just core them.

  5. Nena Sinclair says:

    Yum, I love homemade salsa! It’s so good and so versatile, too! It’s been so long since I’ve made it myself, I’ll have to do that and try out your recipe!

  6. Shannon says:

    I will try this! We always have too many tomatoes left over from the garden.

  7. Looks so good. I will definitely be try this recipe. I love using salsa for many dishes. . :)

  8. Debbie W says:

    I should start making my own. I use it for wraps, dips. Hey, I even add it to my meatloaf. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Karen E. Hill says:

    Cant wait to start getting home grown veggies to make this with

  10. Sounds yummy & I totally love that salsa bowl!

  11. Florence C says:

    Love salsa. This recipes looks really good. Homemade is best to control the amount of salt.

  12. I was just saying how I wanted to make my own salsa! This is great! Going to try to recreate this for my family :)

  13. Tara Gauthier says:

    I love black beans and corn in my salsa!

  14. I have never made salsa at home, but your pictures are making think I should give it a try today!! It looks delicious!

  15. Anne Taylor says:

    Yumm! We all love salsa and making this would really be beneficial to our budget! Thanks for the recipe!

  16. I’ll definitely be giving this one a try for the camp during hunting season. We are always looking for different ways to change it up.

  17. kathy downey says:

    yum,your salsa looks delicious,i will store this recipe for the fall when i do my bottling

  18. Darlene W says:

    Salsa is an add on to almost every meal we have, thank you for your version

  19. Erika Birrell says:

    Looks like a great recipe! I am going to try to make my own salsa one of these days!

  20. This recipe looks like exactly what I have been looking for! I am wondering why it calls for pink salt. Would regular salt do the trick? Just curious.

  21. I always make salsa in the summer, I need to learn to can this summer.

  22. Shannon Gnocato says:

    I might have to try this recipe – I tried making salsa once before and it actually didn’t turn out very well – waaaayyyy too hot and waaaaayyyyy too much onion!

  23. Elizabeth D. says:

    I’ve always wanted to make my own salsa. I think I’ll give this a try. Thanks!

  24. Teresa Claire says:

    This is what I have been looking for…a recipe for homemade salsa! This will make wonderful gifts!

  25. Wendy Arnott says:

    Love homemade salsa.. made a simple batch last year and it beat out store bought by a mile. So tasty!

  26. Elva Roberts says:

    I love Salsa and I love your reciipe. I will probably ‘tweak’ it a bit but I love the fact that I may freeze it. Thank you.

  27. our salsa recipe isn’t anything like this one, so i’ll have to try it.
    love reading about the changes you and your family are making.

  28. kathy downey says:

    my friend and I are going to make a lot and share it,it looks so good

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