My husband and 3 boys are serious Mexican food fans (even miss Fussy quite enjoys it) – Tacos, Nachos, Enchiladas, Steak Burritos, Mexican meatballs, Taco steak with Mexican Bean Salad, Salsa Chicken …. we could eat Mexican just about every other night and they’d be happy!

What I’m not so happy about is the quantity of additives and preservatives in  the jars of salsa type sauces to use in these dishes. So I’ve had a go at making my own based on the back of a jar we’d had … and it was a winner! This makes quite a big batch so we will be using this from now on instead of the store-bought variety.

  • 800g tin crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 medium capsicum (colour of your choice)
  • 1/2 brown onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced chilli
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt flakes
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar/maple syrup

Simply place all ingredients into your food processor and pulse until you reach the consistency you enjoy.


Fewer times for a chunky salsa to dip your chips in, and more times for a smoother salsa to go inside your burritos, enchiladas, Salsa Chicken etc.

Makes quite a large batch – the equivalent of 3 large store bought jars.



11 thoughts on “Salsa

  1. Just made this to use up some old tomatoes. Made half a batch and used fresh tomatoes, fresh garlic and a small bit of green chilli. Tastes yummy. I have frozen it for later. Thanks.

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