Extremely easy and flavorful homemade red pepper salsa, that’s sure to become a family favorite!
Don’t you just love those recipes that come together as an accident, and turn out to be amazingly delicious?
That’s totally what happened with this salsa recipe!
It all started with a gorgeous red bell pepper that had been sitting on my counter….it had been hanging out there for a day or two, and was starting to get a tiny bit wrinkly at the top, so I knew I’d better use it soon before it got all soft and squishy! So I cut it up, cranked open a couple cans of tomatoes, and threw them in the blender along with some other veggies and spices I had sitting around the kitchen…and the rest is history! Seriously, in less than 5 minutes, I was sticking this incredibly flavorful and healthy homemade dip into my refrigerator! The red pepper contributes its signature sweet flavor, and onions, chiles, & spices give that a-little-bit-spicy punch every salsa needs!
I seriously want this stuff on everything!
And I’m not just talking chips and tacos…I’m dunking my turkey sandwiches into this stuff, my raw carrots and broccoli, and Nate’s all about spooning it into his scrambled egg wraps for breakfast!
Salsa is one of those things that you really can’t have too many recipes for…it’s a household staple, where a little variety is always an ok thing, right?
Plus this easy Red Pepper Salsa is extra-awesome, because it uses up ingredients you’ve most likely already got at your house, you can use organic ingredients if you prefer, and you can tweak it to taste it exactly the way you like! You want it a little spicier? Add more cayenne! More citrus flavor? Squeeze in a lime! Love cilantro? Add in more! You can make it chunkier by blending it for only a few seconds, or make it smoother (the way I like it!) by pulsing a little longer!
Enjoy, and have a fantastic day!!
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
- 1 small Yellow Onion, diced
- 2 cans (14.5 ounce) Diced tomatoes with Green Chiles, drained
- ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro (or 1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoon dried Cilantro)
- 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- ½ teaspoon Lemon Pepper (or Citrus Pepper)
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Cumin
- Place all ingredients into a blender, and blend/pulse to desired texture.
- Store salsa in a tightly sealed container, the refrigerator, for up to 2 weeks.
- Makes about 4 cups.
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