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Homemade Salsa


Salsa is a must-have in our home. I love having homemade salsa on hand because it comes in so handy for many meals and it also makes a healthy snack. Last fall we had a lot of tomatoes given to us, so I made batch after batch of salsa to have us stocked over the winter.



Homemade Salsa

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This homemade salsa is tried and true - it's colorful and full of flavor.


  • 10 large tomatoes
  • 4 red peppers
  • 2 orange peppers
  • 2 yellow peppers
  • 3 medium onions
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp pink salt
  • 3 rounded tbsp taco seasoning
  • 4 tbsp chicken bouillon* (see note under recipe)
  • 8 oz tomato paste
  • black beans and corn (optional to add color)


  1. Peel tomatoes (I pour boiling water over mine to make pealing easy).
  2. Put all ingredients (except beans and corn) in a pot on the stove and bring to a boil.
  3. Boil for 1 hour.
  4. Add beans and corn (if desired) and bring back up to a boil.
  5. Can or freeze.

* We do not eat packaged bouillon, so I just add more pink salt, you can also make your own homemade bouillon.

Do you enjoy salsa? What are some of your favorite ways to use it?

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kathy downey

Sunday 16th of December 2018

I always make homemade salsa because we have sodium restrictions !

Linda H

Saturday 17th of December 2016

You just can't beat homemade salsa!

kathy downey

Thursday 28th of August 2014

my friend and I are going to make a lot and share it,it looks so good

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Wednesday 7th of May 2014

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Tuesday 6th of May 2014

our salsa recipe isn't anything like this one, so i'll have to try it. love reading about the changes you and your family are making.

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