Homemade Salsa- My Mama’s Way

Cinco De Mayo is finally here and we are all basically in quarantine. This would happen in the year that Cinco de Mayo finally falls on Taco Tuesday. Just a little devastated about it- reason being is I have my baby here now, and I CAN FINALLY DRINK A MARGARITA! I’m really starting to miss when they would bring my hot plate and say my favorite words “hot plate, don’t touch, hot plate.”

This will be a fairly short blog post, because I am going to let you in on a secret; my mama’s salsa recipe. It isn’t hard to make, and there isn’t really anything THAT special about it, other than it’s the best dang salsa you’ll ever eat. Not to mention, it literally costs like 5 bucks to make a small batch and $10 bucks to make a big batch. Honestly, probably not even that much if we are thinking about different prices and sales.

I finally had just learned to make this last year after my husband having begged a few times for me to learn, so that we wouldn’t have to drive to my parents house to eat it or pick some up.

I make it for all kinds of occasions. Every time we have people over, big parties, birthday parties, etc. People kill for the salsa. Just pair with some tortilla chips or some spicy chips.

  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 White Onion Peeled
  • 1 Can of Original Rotel Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Bunch of Cilantro
  • 1 Jalapeno or if you want really spicy, (1 habanero or serrano pepper)
  • A Blender
  • Tortilla Chips/Chips
  • Chop up half your onion, and chop your full tomato, and chop up the head of cilantro, also chop up your pepper, if you decide to put any in there. Throw it in your blender.
  • Next, open your can of rotel diced tomatoes. Put that in the blender also.
  • Blend everything together till it is liquid consistency with no chunks.
  • You can place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours for coldness, or serve straight out of the blender.

I really hope you enjoy this salsa as much as my family and I do! Happy Cinco de Mayo! Stay safe and healthy, and enjoy some yummy salsa at home!

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  1. katey26

    May 4, 2020 at 4:38 am

    Love a simple tasty recipe 🙂

    1. AshleyRamey

      May 5, 2020 at 4:44 pm

      Me too! Thanks!

  2. Lisa Jones

    May 6, 2020 at 2:27 am

    Oh I am definitely going to be trying this recipe! Sounds delicious! Nothing quite like homemade salsa. I like making my own guacamole too!

    1. AshleyRamey

      May 6, 2020 at 9:08 am

      I’ve never made my own guacamole, but I LOVE guac. I should try that next, and make it my own recipe instead of my moms! ?? Thanks girl! I hope you like the salsa!

      1. Kelly Diane

        May 7, 2020 at 2:33 am

        Ohh this sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try it out myself.

      2. AshleyRamey

        May 7, 2020 at 2:45 am

        I really hope you enjoy it! ??

      3. AshleyRamey

        May 8, 2020 at 9:20 am

        I hope you like it!

  3. Kayleigh Zara

    May 7, 2020 at 1:58 am

    I adore salsa but I’ve never made it myself even thought I love it so much! Thankyou for sharing this x

    1. AshleyRamey

      May 7, 2020 at 2:45 am

      You’re welcome! I hope you try it and it’s good!

  4. Hannah Louise Blog

    May 7, 2020 at 2:52 am

    This sounds fab, so quick and easy!x

    1. AshleyRamey

      May 8, 2020 at 9:21 am


  5. secondtimearoundhomestead

    May 7, 2020 at 4:32 am

    I LOVE fresh salsa and guacamole! They both seem so difficult but with recipes like yours, they really aren’t.

    1. AshleyRamey

      May 8, 2020 at 9:21 am

      I know! I love simple ones!

  6. nortoncharity

    May 7, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Yum this recipe sounds amazing. I love homemade salsa!

  7. Eddie

    May 7, 2020 at 9:43 am

    I love salsa but has to be mild, never realised how simple it was to make, will definitely give this a try.

    1. AshleyRamey

      May 8, 2020 at 9:22 am

      This one is definitely mild!

  8. The Prepping Wife

    May 7, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Mexican food is the one BIG thing I’ve been craving lately and I miss it! Thankfully my favorite restaurant is open for takeout, but it’s just not the same. This salsa recipe is really similar to mine, but I add an extra jalapeño and several habaneros. It is hot, but so delicious too. Now I need to make tacos again! I’m so looking forward to when the quarantine is over and I can sit down in a restaurant to eat a meal again. My husband and I made a list of places we’re going, and Mexican is at the top.

    1. AshleyRamey

      May 8, 2020 at 9:22 am

      Yes!!! Same for us!!

  9. candycemarie

    May 27, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    This sounds delicious! I’ll definitely be trying this recipe, can this keep in the fridge for a few days?

    1. AshleyRamey

      May 27, 2020 at 7:16 pm

      Yes! It definitely can! Everything that goes inside of it gets blended very well! I’d say about after 4-5 days to throw it out! But it can last a few days for sure!

      1. candycemarie

        May 27, 2020 at 7:18 pm

        Perfect, thanks!

      2. AshleyRamey

        May 27, 2020 at 7:19 pm

        You’re welcome! Hope you like it!

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