Homemade Salsa

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: about 10 to 12 servings
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3 large ripe tomatoes, diced or one 14-ounce can diced tomatoes with their juice

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 small green bell pepper, seeds and veins removed, and minced

One 4-ounce can chopped green chiles with juice

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

Fried Tortilla Chips, recipe follows

Other ingredients you may want to add:

1 small red onion, finely diced

Two 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed

1 large avocado, peeled and diced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 mango, peeled and diced

1/2 cup pineapple chunks

2 limes, juiced

Fried tortilla chips:

8 fresh corn tortillas

Oil, for frying

House Seasoning, to taste, recipe follows

House Seasoning:

1 cup salt

1/4 cup black pepper

1/4 cup garlic powder


  1. Combine all ingredients, and any extra ingredients you may want to add, in a large glass bowl. Stir well with a spoon. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until serving time.
  2. Serve with Fried Tortilla Chips.

Fried tortilla chips:

Yield: 3 to 5 servings
  1. Arrange the tortillas in a stack and cut into 6 equal wedges. Pour about 1-inch of oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat to 350 degrees F on a deep-fat frying thermometer. Fry just a few at a time, turning occasionally, until crisp and lightly browned, about 1 minute. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle lightly with salt, if desired. Store in an airtight container.

House Seasoning:

  1. Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.