Home-Made Salsa Recipe: Delicious & Easy to Make

Welcome to the 481st Metamorphosis Monday!

I have a yummy treat for you for this week’s Met Monday! My friend, Linda, a native Texan, makes a fabulous salsa that’s always a big hit with all of her friends and family. Whenever there’s a get-together in the works, she always gets requests to bring her delicious salsa.

Recently when Linda made it for a party, she took some photos of the process so I could share them with you. After seeing how it’s made, I know I will be making it this summer!

To make this Salsa, these are the few ingredients you’ll need:

1 can Hunts Fire Roasted, diced tomatoes
2 cans Rotel Original tomatoes & chiles (there may be similar brands in your area that you can use)
1/8 of a large purple onion – diced
1-2 medium size jalapenos – seeded & diced (you may want to start with just 1 jalapeno and taste test to see if you need more, or you can add seeds for more heat)
3-4 cloves garlic  – diced (you can use garlic powder instead – 1 tsp)
1 small bunch cilantro – remove leaves from stems
1-2 small limes – juice  (I like limes, so I usually use 2 small or 1 large lime)

Ingredients to make delicious Salsa Recipe


Start by emptying one can of Rotel into a blender.

Yummy Home-Made Salsa Recipe


Next, dice up the onion, garlic and Jalapeno peppers.

How to Make Home-Made Salsa


Add those into the blender and pulse it about 10 times to blend/mix everything up.

Easy Way to Make Salsa


Next, add the fire-roasted tomatoes to the mixture.

Best Salsa Recipe, Home-Made Easy Recipe


Remove the cilantro leaves from their stems and add those to the blender, pushing them down into the tomatoes.

Fresh Ingredients for Home-Made Salsa


Squeeze in the juice from the limes.

Easty Salsa Recipe


Add the remaining can of Rotel into the blender.

Tip: If you like your Salsa on the thicker side, drain the liquid off before adding in the contents of the second can of Rotel.

Best Salsa Recipe, Home-made


Pulse about 7-8 times to mix everything up. Taste the salsa to see if you need more lime juice, or more jalapenos if you prefer your salsa with a bit more heat.

Best Salsa Recipe, Delicious, Easy & Fast to Make


This recipe makes one quart and it will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Best Homemade Salsa Recipe


Linda said, “But you will eat it way before that!” She knows me well! 😉

Yum! I have got to make this recipe soon! This looks sooo good! Wouldn’t this salsa be perfect to serve for an outdoor summer party!

Make Home-made Salsa for a Party


You’ll find other recipes I’ve posted, many of which are great for parties or celebrations, at this link: Recipes.

Thanks so much to Linda for sharing this delicious Salsa recipe…can’t wait to make this! Looking forward to all the wonderful Before and Afters for this week’s Metamorphosis Monday!


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  1. A special thanks to Linda for sharing her salsa recipe! It looks delicious and who can resist salsa? Happy Monday Susan!

  2. the salsa sounds great! Thank you Susan!

  3. You know how to get “the juices” flowing…aren’t Ro-Tel tomatoes “da bomb!!” That salsa could be used in meatloaf, too, “if” there were leftovers. Good one!! franki

  4. Mmm…you have me dreaming of summer now. Thanks! 🙂

  5. Looks so good and perfect for Summer entertaining. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Thanks for hosting each week – I always look forward to them.

  7. Love love love salsa. This is very similar to one I make. You might add 1/2 tsp of cumin for an extra touch of flavor. A 1/2 tsp of salt would be a nice addition too-brings out the flavors. Looks so good I make have to make some right now on this cold New England day.

  8. Yummo – pinned, and thank you!

  9. Marlene Stephenson says

    Thanks to you and Linda for this great salsa recipe, it sounds yummy and i can’t wait to try it.

  10. Linda Page says

    This is Linda and that’s my salsa recipe. So glad everyone is excited about it. The only problem with the salsa is that I stand at the kitchen counter just eating it with chips until I eat half the container!!! Don’t know when to stop. Thanks to Barbara H for the tip about the cumin. Will try it on the next batch. I don’t add salt since the chips I eat with it are salty and I’m not supposed to have salt (ugh!!) but salt can definitely be added. Y’all enjoy! Thanks Susan for sharing!

    • Barbara H says

      You’re right about the salt, Linda. I should have said to taste first with a chip. Also, you might start with a 1/4 tsp of cumin to see if you like it. Although I live in Rhode Island now, I was a Texas gal for a long time-those Tex-Mex taste buds are hard to extinguish!

  11. donna zoltanski says

    Salsa and chips are definitely a FAV in this home! Thanks for sharing Susan and Linda. Sounds delicious.

  12. Thanks so much for hosting each week!!

  13. This looks so good, I will have to have my salsa-making husband whip up a batch 🙂 thanks Susan and Linda!

  14. Oh I have been craving fresh homemade salsa! Pinning!
    Thanks for hosting each week!

  15. Barbara Anne says

    Looks like a great salsa recipe!
    One note of caution for some folks, like me and two others in my family. We have a gene that makes cilantro taste like soapsuds and I didn’t know about it until we lived in TX and my co-workers raved about a salsa I thought tasted soapy. I’d make this salsa without the cilantro. Our older son missed the gene and loves cilantro. Genetics in action!

    Wishing you well!

  16. Thank you for hosting!


  17. Yum! Your tantalizing photos made my mouth water.

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