This is one of my most-often made recipes lately – we put salsa on EVERYTHING, and although this has a bit of bite, my boys love it as much as the grownups do!

Domestic Chicky’s Quick & Dirty Salsa

  • 2 Cans Ro-tel Tomatoes, original (you can vary the heat by combining mild or hot), drained
  • 1/2 onion (I used purple in the picture above), cut into chunks
  • 1 handful Cilantro (mostly leaves, but a bit of stems too)
  • 1t salt
  • 1-2t minced garlic
  • few grinds fresh black pepper

Put the onion, cilantro, salt, pepper and garlic in a food processor or blender. Pulse til finely chopped. Add tomatoes. Pulse again til desired texture is acheived (we like ours on the not-so-chunky side). Serve with tacos, fresh tortillas & butter, mix into avocados for guacamole, chips, nachos, or my personal favorite, Wheat Thins (I know, but it’s SOO good!). You can use other brands of tomatoes with chiles, but nothing beats ro-tel!

*If you have ever been to Chevy’s Restaurant (or Anchos in Riverside CA), and you love their Salsa, try this, and add a drop of mesquite liquid smoke – it will be a dead ringer!


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  1. Mmmm, it looks delicious…and so easy! Chevy’s is my ultimate favorite salsa stop. I have tried to mimic their salsa but never have. I will definitely be trying this out!

  2. Mmmmm. I make something very close to this and it is so easy and great. I am going to try the liquid smoke thing.

  3. Hi Chicky! Thanks for the blog comment. This salsa recipe looks delish – I’ll definitely be trying it. Your blog is super cute. Glad to “meet” you in bloggy land! =) ~Keri (Forever Folding Laundry)

  4. Yum! That’s similar to a salsa recipe I make, but I don’t use Rotel – I just use canned whole tomatoes and add in those skinny chili peppers. I LOVE me some Rotel, though! I’m going to do it that way next time!

    You always take the best pictures!

    Hurry up and start blogging again regularly! We miss ya!

  5. It’s always interesting to see recipes similar to your own. I make mine almost the same way. I add a can of regular tomato like the person above does. I also add a little lime juice. Seeing this makes me want to make some. yum!

  6. Yay…you’re back! 🙂

    Can’t wait to try this salsa…on my way to the grocery now as a matter of fact, ran in to get the ingredients list 😉

    I attempted homemade salsa once before and used jalepeno peppers instead of the milder peppers it called for by mistake. It was so hot we couldn’t eat it! I’m sure this will turn out much better!

  7. This sounds YUM! I’m a chips and salsa junkie! =)

    Just looking around…
    I was here from the giveaway!!!!

    Stop by and check out my blog when ya get time! Im sure the bloggy giveaway has you busy as ever!!!

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