Homemade Salsa with Canned Tomatoes

I can polish off a whole bag of lime flavored tortilla chips and a container of salsa in less than 24 hours…all by myself! It is a vice that I really must get control of.

When fresh tomatoes aren’t available for homemade salsa, I’ll settle for store-bought, but it can be so expensive. So I took a chance and whipped up a batch of homemade salsa using canned tomatoes for a recent taco dinner.

And guess what? It was delicious! It had a much fresher taste than store bought, because even though the tomatoes were canned, I used other fresh veggies and herbs. The price was about $1.50.

Homemade Salsa with Canned Tomatoes

Homemade Salsa with Canned Tomatoes


  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes with zesty mild green chilies, drained
  • 1/4 - 1/2 red onion, chopped. Depending on your love of onions.
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley (I had chopped parsley in the freezer from my garden)
  • juice of half a lime
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. For less zesty-ness, use plain diced tomatoes.
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  1. Wow! it’s great that you have used canned tomatoes with salsa.I can guess that it will surely be delicious and it saves lots of money.Thanks , for sharing this ingredient.

  2. this is my recipie….but I use cilantro too…it is a great and easy and yummy and healthy!!
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  3. This is a great one to keep, thanks!


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