Simple Salsa…. Anytime!

by zesty on November 28, 2008 · 21 comments

Ever have a craving for Nachos but you are tired of the store bought salsa?  Not anymore!  Try this super simple salsa recipe and you will be eating more nacho chips than you know what to do with.  I love salsa in many different forms and on a variety of foods.

In the past I have used it on chicken nachos and most of all I love it on stunning quesadillas.  It is really easy to make and stores very well in the fridge as well.  Let me know what you think of this quick addition to any Mexican Fiesta.


  • 8 Cups tomatoes, chopped finely
  • 1½ Cups onions, coarsely chopped
  • ½ Cup green pepper, coarsely chopped
  • ½ Cup red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 6 -7 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ Cup coriander, finely chopped
  • 2/3 Cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium once it comes to a boil.
  3. Simmer, stirring often, for 10 minutes.
  4. This tomato salsa recipe makes 6 – 2 cup jars.
  5. ENJOY!

This is really that simple and yet tastes so good.  Feel free to play around with the flavors and add some heat if you would like.  I like to keep out the jalapenos in case the crowd is not a big fan.

Zesty Tip: If you want to store the salsa in the fridge, simple sterilize some glass bottles and then add the salsa to the bottle, seal it and add it to a boiling water bath for about 10 minutes.  That will allow it to store in the fridge for a while.

I hope everybody has a great Friday and we will see you back on Monday.

Take care


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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 HoneyB

There is NOTHING BETTER than fresh, homemade salsa! I would take this over the jarred sauce ANY DAY!


2 VeggieGirl

I’M OBSESSED WITH SALSA!!!! I seriously eat it everyday.


3 Megan

I love fresh salsa! This recipe looks just perfect!
Have a great weekend!


4 Culinary Cory

Growing up we used to make tons of salsa with veggies from our garden. I love how salsa makes everything seem so fresh.


5 Bob

Mmmmm, fresh salsa. Bet it would be good on chicken.


6 RecipeGirl

I’m always up for another good salsa recipe. We’re in the middle of Mexican food land around here :)


7 chadnpam1

I love homemade salsa. This sounds terrific.


8 zestycook

Thanks everyone for your nice comments!

Bob – this salsa is very good on chicken served over a dirty brown rice


9 HangryPants

Interesting that you cooked it. Is that so it will keep longer? Sounds delicious!


10 Jo

Wow! This looks *really* good! I’ve never tried a cooked salsa before… at least that I know of. I’m going to have to try this one soon.. sounds really yummy :) Thanks Cory!


11 Jude

Looks easy enough… thanks for the recipe :) It’s always a good idea to have salsa on hand.


12 lexo

YUM! that looks really good!
i keep seeing all your amazingly talented blog layouts and if you werent too buisy was wondreing if you could make me one?
thank you!


13 Laurie

So glad the Thanksgiving holiday is over. I’ve been cooking and entertaining for days and missed my time with my blogging friends.

Your salsa looks awesome! So much better than store bought. We eat alot of salsa around here, so we’ll be sure to try this recipe.

Now I’ve got to go check on all the other yummy stuff you’ve been cooking…


14 ZestyCook

HangryPants – By cooking it youallow the flavors to become one and infuse each other as well it will break down the tomatoes slighty as well as keep longer.

Jo – thanks so much

Thanks Lexo, Jude and Laurie


15 Sara

I love salsa, I always have a few jars in the fridge. I agree with you, fresh is much better than jarred.


16 Tina

Hello, salsa! I’m bookmarking this one!!! :)


17 Chef E

Reading this only makes me even more anxious to visit my son in MO and we will make salsa and all the fixins! Although he said he found a good Tex-Mex place he wants to take me, but I opt to cook myself most of the time…just seems to taste better…


18 Erica

Love this idea! I have never made salsa! I gotta do this!


19 Lindsey

As simple as it sounds, I’ve never tried cooking salsa. I’ve just done fresh veggies and such in a blender or food processor. I’d like to try this, and get all the flavors to mesh as one from the cooking!


20 Melody from ~Pennies In My Pocket~

I’ve been looking for a recipe like this! THANKS! You’re my new fave website!!



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