Family Friendly Salsa Recipe – Mild and Full of Flavor


I love spicy salsa, and by spicy I mean burn your tongue and make you cry spicy. My husband and kids don’t like it that way. Weird, huh? I also like homemade salsa way better than straight from the can, and I don’t mind using a few shortcuts to make it. Using the Pioneer Woman’s Restaurant Style Salsa as a starting point, I created a salsa that is family friendly and still has great flavor. Want it hot? Chop up some jalapenos and toss ’em in.


  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1/2 7 oz can roasted green chilies (toss the other half of the can in some taco meat)
  • handful of fresh cilantro (about half a grocery store bunch)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Chop the cilantro, and then mix with the onions, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and green chilies. Add the sugar, cumin, and salt.
  2. Cut the lime in half, and then squeeze the juice over the tomato mixture, mix well.
  3. Add more seasoning if desired.

This makes about four cups of salsa, if you’re going to store it in the fridge for more than a couple days I suggest you boil it over the stove for about five minutes. It still tastes great that way!

Do not can this recipe! I have not tested the ph, and have no idea if it’s safe in a hot water bath.  


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