Homemade Salsa

With me quitting my job not too long ago, and keeping my main focus on my blog and candle selling, I was fearing for our budget. Even when I was working, it seemed like we could never get ahead. Yet here we are buying my husband a work vehicle and me quitting my job? It seemed like we both needed to be institutionalized for sure. So I thought I would take it upon myself to think of recipes in which they could also be used as a main ingredient for something. Things such as Salsa, which you could use as a dip with chips, or as a topping (eg eggs, or quesidillas)


  • 5-6 Tomatoes
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • Cilantro
  • 3 Garlic Cloves

My homemade salsa can easily contain ingredients that you can grow in your garden. That’s what I love best about it. Now, I actually had messed up on my initial salsa recipe, I decided to stick all the ingredients in my food processor and just whiz away, but it kind of made it into the consistency of baby food. Which is my fault, I should have watched it better. But I did fix it to make it just as yummy as any other salsa. It just looks lighter than a normal salsa would. Oops. Ah well. Here’s how I fixed it:

To the puree I added:

  • 3 more Jalepenio
  • 3 more Garlic Cloves
  • 1 more Onion
  • Cilantro
  • 4-5 Sweet Bell Peppers.

I really only added the bell peppers because I really had nothing else to use them for, and they needed to get used up or they would go to waste. So I figured I’d just use them up in the salsa. At least now, once all the ingredietns were in, it looked more like salsa. A pink salsa, but salsa.

The lesson today is that don’t throw something out just because you think you messed up. What you think is a bad mistake could easily be fixed! I was so tempted to throw out my salsa because it looked like garbage to me. But it was actually a mistake that I was able to learn from thankfully.