Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bev's Homemade Salsa

I do believe that there are as many ways of making salsa as there are ways of making macaroni and cheese.  Everybody has a recipe and their own particular tastes when it comes to salsa.  This particular recipe is my cousin's.  Cousin Bev is a great cook!  I love it when we get together as she always has wonderful food to share.  Of course she would be a good cook,  her mom was also!  It is a family thing!

I had forgotten that Bev had shared this recipe with me until last week when I tackled the pile of papers, clippings and cards that were stacked in a box waiting for me to "do something!"  I decided doing something would be categorize, for now.  Four hours later....I finished categorizing.  And, yes, I set aside a number of forgotten recipes that I was determined to prepare.

Bev's salsa was one of the recipes that I set aside.  Bev's salsa has a great flavor and isn't overly spicy.  While it includes an entire jalapeno, seeds and all, the hotness doesn't dominate and make you run for a glass of water...or an ice cold beer!  (Of course, that is all dependent upon the jalapeno...)

Bev's Salsa

1 14.5 oz. can of whole tomatoes with juice (I used a can of diced tomatoes as that was what was in the pantry.)
2 thick slices of a large white onion
1/2 bunch of cilantro
1 jalapeno, seeds included, stemmed
1-2 small cloves garlic
Salt to taste

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

That's it.  Easy, isn't it?  This recipe can be easily changed to fit one's taste.  I think the next time I make it, I will play with the flavors....I think I will use fire-roasted tomatoes and add a bit of chili powder or chipotle chili powder.  I might even substitute a serrano chili for the jalapeno....I like hot salsa, too!


This is especially good over pot beans!  

Thank you Bev for sharing!!


  1. Hmmmmm this sounds wonderful - full of flavor
    Mary x

  2. I love that it's so smooth!
    PS I have that same box:)

  3. Wish I had some of this now, all I have are the chips:@)

  4. Our family loves salsa...of course, we eat a whole lot of Tex-Mex food! Glad to have this recipe! I like simple and this looks so easy to make, and as you said...alter.
    I appreciate you sharing it today.

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  6. Sounds delicious. We love salsas at our house. Please pass the chips....