This easy Better-Than-Chili's Homemade Salsa takes minutes to throw together, makes a big batch and is SO much better than any jarred salsa you'll buy.
Better-Than-Chili's Homemade Salsa
This homemade salsa my mother-in-law has been making forever is my absolute favorite. My husband and I often make it to bring to the beach, on camping trips, and just to have in the kitchen to throw on tacos or serve with chips. It has very minimal ingredients, takes just a few minutes to throw together and is SO much better than any jarred salsa you'll find.
While this salsa contains both jalapenos and onions, I love that it doesn't have too much of an onion flavor and that you can customize exactly how much spice you want. If you like it spicer, add 3-5 jalapenos. If you want just a little kick, add in 1-2 or omit them altogether.
What You'll Need
You really don't need much to make this homemade salsa. It has just a few ingredients:
- Canned whole tomatoes. Make sure you drain them!
- Jalapenos. This is to taste - you can use 3-5, depending on your spice preference. We usually use at least two!
- Yellow onion.
- Garlic powder. You can feel free to use fresh garlic if you prefer, but we always use powdered and it tastes delicious!
- Salt. Don't omit this - it would taste flat without it, in my opinion!
- Cumin. This gives the salsa a really great traditional Mexican salsa flavor.
- Fresh lime juice. You can use it from a bottle if you prefer, but there's nothing better than when it's fresh!
- Sugar. The tiniest bit goes a long way!
You'll throw all the ingredients into a food processor and blend it a bit. We like ours to be somewhat chunky and not perfectly smooth, but you can blend it however much you like!
How to Serve This Homemade Salsa
Use this salsa however you would use regular jarred salsa! We love making it when we have guests visiting, bringing it to the beach, on camping trips, and just to have in the kitchen to throw on tacos or serve with chips. It makes a big batch, which is great!
How Long Will This Homemade Salsa Last in the Fridge?
If you keep the salsa in an airtight container, it should last for a week in the fridge.Print