Sep 27, 2011

Seriously the Best Homemade Salsa I've Had

Yes, you read that right! I found a recipe for HOT, homemade salsa that tastes just as good, if not better than most, restaurant salsas.

Thank you pinterest for making my life a little happier and thank you Erin, from One Particular Kitchen, for sharing my new favorite recipe.

You guys know I like my salsa pretty hot, right. Well, after seeing this on pinterest and then reading all the reviews on how amazing it was and especially how hot is was, I pinned the recipe and finally tried my hand at it.

I halved the recipe because it said it made a ton and I was still very cautious to believe I had found the one. The halved recipe still made a lot.

Here's all you need (plus cilantro if you like):

The Best Homemade Salsa - Ingredients

Then you cut the tomatoes and onions in half, chop off the tops of the peppers and lay out on a pan and roast in the over until the onions are tender and the peppers are charred.

The Best Homemade Salsa - Step 1 and 2

Next you put all that in a food processor with salt and cilantro. (I only have a mini food processor so I had to do it in like 8 batches.)

I also like my salsa a little chunky so I added some fresh diced onion and tomato to the roasted salsa.

bestsalsadoneThe Best Homemade Salsa

Stir it up, eat and be happy you never have to buy another jar of bad salsa again!

The Best Homemade Salsa

I followed the recipe exactly (except I didn't use as much cilantro and added freshly ground pepper) and it was HOT! More than make your nose run, hot, almost too hot for me and the husband (almost). I think I'll leave out a few serranos and add a few jalapenos and try some other peppers in the mix and maybe even add a little lime juice for a different flavor.  I'm so excited about this recipe and all the different things you can do with it!! Yay!


  1. That sounds easy and delish! I'm going to try it!

    FYI - if you have a decent blender, try making it in there. I have a mini food processer and I once did things in small batches until one day I was making a milkshake and saw all these different buttons on my blender for like grating, chopping, etc, and I have never turned back since.

  2. The hot salsa recipe turned out to be very good!

    Thanks for sharing it! I really liked it :-)

  3. Do you think this can be canned? Does the roasting count as cooking it?


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