Homemade Salsa and Guacamole

Homemade Salsa and Guacamole

 Homemade salsa and guacamole

Who doesn’t love homemade salsa and guacamole? Seriously. We love these recipes around here and once made, they go fast. They go nicely with any Mexican dish, tortilla chips, or my Not-refried Beans recipe. I warn you, though…these are addictive!

The salsa is based on one or two other recipes I have tried and altered. It uses canned tomatoes.  At first I was hesitant about using canned tomatoes, but the recipe actually turns out delicious and easy. Also, you control the heat of the salsa by controlling the amount of jalapeños you use.



  • 1 can of canned tomatoes with juice
  • 1-2 fresh jalapeño peppers, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Add all ingredients to blender or food processor. Blend for a few seconds for chunky salsa or a bit longer for a smoother texture. Refrigerate any unused portion.


AvoTrioThe guacamole is a copycat of Chipotle’s guacamole which I love. I found it online at www.chipotlefan.com. The recipe below makes about 1 cup or so, depending on the size of the avocados. If you want to make a lot of guacamole you can check out the Chipotle Fan page for a batch recipe.



  • 2 Hass avocados
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded, and minced
  • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 heaping tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (I like sea or kosher)


  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a bowl, and mash together until smooth. Add additional lime juice or salt to taste. For extra spicy guacamole, just leave in the jalapeño seeds. Remember to cover the guacamole you store in the refrigerator by placing plastic wrap right on top of the guacamole and then covering the whole dish.  This reduces discoloration.

After writing this, I am seriously craving some chips with salsa and guacamole. Alas, I do not have the ingredients on hand.  Sigh.  I had better run to the store.

Let me know if you try these recipes. Do you have a salsa or guacamole recipe to share? Feel free to leave a comment. Share and let’s talk about it.

About Janice

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  1. Tracy Groshong says

    Uh, YUMM!!! Us Californians love this kind of food too. The jalepenos put them over the top. I usually don't put them in my guac or salsa, but I will now. Great recipes.

  2. Yes, the jalapeños really make these recipes. I so need to get to the store and buy all these ingredients again. We ate up our last batch too quickly.

  3. Auntie Pam says

    I make this for my family all the time, thanks to your recipes. I found my salsa to be bland, but not anymore! These recipes are delicious and healthy. Thanks once again for the fabulous recipes.

  4. Both recipes look excellent. Salsa is so fun, so many ways to change it up. All delicious. I have a mango salsa that's good. I also have a fresh tomato recipe (use roma's) and a canned tomato recipe.
    I think salsa is on the menu tonight.

  5. I need to try your salsa recipe. It sounds delicious!

  6. Mmmm…yummy!! Need to try it out.

    Whirlwind of Surprises

  7. Homemade ANYTHING is the best. I love making my own salsa and guacamole!

  8. Yummo! Nothing likes chips and salsa to precede a good BBQ. Will try this out, thanks!

  9. Loooooooove all of the above! Nothing like homemade guacamole and salsa. Layer it with a few other items and you have a 7 layer dip!

  10. I love salsa! I should try to make this.

  11. This looks fantabulous! Love salsa:)

  12. This sounds really awesome. I will definitely be trying this one out.

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