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.

  5. Hi, Kate! I’d like to present you with the “Versatile Blogger Award!” Please stop by my blog to “pick it up!”

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


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