Soft Shelled Tacos with Homemade Salsa or Hot Sauce

Salsa Recipe – Make Your Own Salsa for About One Dollar a Quart

My favorite brand of salsa is Herdez. I prefer it because it has all natural ingredients and contains no preservatives.  But it is rather expensive, the current regular price is $3.97 for 24 ounces.

Sometimes Herdez goes on sale, and sometimes coupons are available so the cost can be lowered, but we use so much salsa that it is cost prohibitive.  $4 for three cups.  That comes to $1.33 per cup!

It’s silly to buy salsa when you can make your own for a fraction of the cost.   Last week Mr. A made a gallon of salsa, yes, an entire gallon, and the total cost was $4.68.   One quart will cost you $1.08 and a cup costs $0.27.

Cost Comparison

$1.33 for a cup of commercially produced salsa vs. $0.27 for a cup of homemade.

Here’s how to make it:

Homemade Salsa

  •  6 – 15 ounce cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 head garlic – about six cloves, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Jalapenos, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/3 bunch of cilantro, diced

Add one can of tomatoes to your blender and the rest of the ingredients.  Blend coarsely.  Empty the other five cans into a large bowl.  Add the blender contents and mix.

You should end up with a gallon of salsa.  It will keep for weeks as long as you keep it refrigerated.

This salsa recipe goes great with these other recipes:

Cheese Enchiladas

Cheese Enchiladas

Tacos Make with seasoned hamburger or chicken.

Soft Shelled Tacos with Homemade Salsa or Hot Sauce

 Steak Burritos Made with Homemade Tortillas

Fried Round Steak

Homemade Tortillas from Jason's Oma

And last but not least – make your own pizza with a Mexican flair.  Simply substitute the regular tomato sauce for salsa.

Homemade Pizza

Are you a hot sauce lover?  What is your favorite brand?  Have you ever made your own?



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2 thoughts on “Salsa Recipe – Make Your Own Salsa for About One Dollar a Quart

  1. I need to do this. I LOOOOVE salsa and I spend too much money on it.


    Mrs. Accountability Reply:

    @Michelle, it is delicious. You can spice it up with more jalapenos if you so desire. 🙂 I also like to add the canned jalapenos or for a different flavor use chipotle. Also, the addition of the apple cider vinegar acts as a preservative so this salsa will keep nicely for a week or two or longer so you can make a big batch. If you’re into getting homemade probiotics, check out this recipe for fermented salsa. Thanks for visiting and commenting!


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