Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Best Thing I Ever Made - Salsa

I love to make salsa, and I make it often. It is the one food that my husband really gets excited about and it could not be easier. My usual recipe is so simple: one can of diced tomatoes, 2 tbs yellow onion, 2 green onions, 1 clove of garlic, whatever chile peppers you like (usually 1-2) a pinch of cumin and salt to taste. Zap the stuff together in the food processor until it is whatever texture you like and you have a great, simple salsa.

When I made the salsa pictured below I thought there was no way Tom would try this, but apparently as long as it has the word 'salsa' in the name he is willing. He ate almost all of this in a very short amount of time. I would definitely call it a hit. In fact as I was typing this he saw the picture and said, I loved that!!

Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa


* 1-2/3 cups frozen corn, thawed
* 2 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
* 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
* 1 small onion, chopped
* 5 garlic cloves, minced
* 1/3 cup olive oil
* 1/4 cup lemon juice
* 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
* 1 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon pepper
* 4 medium ripe avocado, peeled
* Tortilla chips


* In a large bowl, combine corn, olives, red pepper and onion. In a small bowl, combine garlic, oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper; mix well. Pour over corn mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. * Just before serving, chop avocados and stir into salsa. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: about 7 cups.

Do you make your own salsa?


  1. I love the looks of your salsa, especially with all that avocado in it! I guess your husband knows a good thing when he sees it. :)

  2. YUM!!! I'll put avocado in everything, and this looks amazing!

  3. I love salsa too... this one looks amazing.

  4. That sounds incredible! I'm going to try it!

  5. You know, I have never made salsa using canned tomatoes before - I am going to try fire roasted canned tomatoes and see if I get the same smokey flavor I get from grilling fresh ones! Thanks for the idea Rhonda!

    1. Tomatoes in AZ are pretty tasteless, so I just started using canned. I have also used the same recipe using a can of rotel and it is pretty good too!

  6. I love salsa too, on everything, especially grilled stuff, will have to try yours :)

  7. Homemade salsa is the best! I love all the fun ingredients in this!

  8. I do make my own salsa since my husband doesn't like cilantro (I do) and most bottled salsa has it. Your recipe looks delicious and I'm printing it out.


  9. Yum, that looks so good! I've never made salsa with canned tomatoes either, will have to try yours -- I love everything in it!

  10. Putting these ingredients on my shopping list!!

  11. I love the corn and avocado in your salsa! Yummy!

  12. I love making and canning my own salsa, it's the only way to go in my opinion :) Your version looks and sounds fantastic!! Hope you had a great Christmas :)

  13. I love a good salsa and could easily polish off a bag of chips if I'm not careful. Love all the flavors in this one. Happy New Year, Rhonda.

  14. This looks wonderful. I can see why your husband loved it! It would be perfect for quesadillas and wraps!

  15. I have never actually made salsa before, but you have inspired me, this looks fantastic!

  16. I loooove avocado salsa! I normally make it as a garnish for burgers. Thanks for sharing your recipe - it's given me a few ideas as to how to tweak mine. :)

  17. I love a good salsa. It's such a healthy treat!