Fresh Homemade Salsa


Somedays, or well any day, chips & salsa just sounds so amazing! Particularly in the summer I like to spend some time in the kitchen to make my own salsa from scratch. Every summer our sweet neighbors bring us over fresh tomatoes from the garden and it wasn’t until two years ago that I decided to start making my own.


Not only do I love eating yummy tomatoes from my neighbors garden; but living in a rural area allows me to buy local produce from stands and support farmers nearby. As a proud mountaineer and dietetics major (soon to be RD), you know I love to support farmers and following Farm-To-Table. I especially love when I can support farmers I know.

There are many yummy recipes you can find on the internet; but after tweaking mine a couple times, I have found my favorite, perfect combination for homemade salsa. I like to eat mine with whole grain chips, on tacos or taco bowls, breakfast burritos or eggs!

Payton’s Homemade Salsa



  • 3-4 Tomatoes, diced – I like my salsa chunky!
  • ½ Red Onion, diced – yellow onion is ok too.
  • ¼ Jalapeno, diced – if you like some spice to your salsa
  • 4-5 stems of Cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt – I like West Virginian salt & pepper from J.D. Dickinson 😉
  • I also like to sprinkle a little dash of Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb
  • Bowl & wooden spoon
  • Optional – Fruit/vegetable wash




  • Get a medium size bowl to add ingredients too.
  • Rinse off the cilantro and tomato; I like to use Thieves from Young Living to wash my fruits and vegetables.
  • Chop the cilantro, onion and tomato (also the jalapeño if you chose to add this). Then add to the bowl.
  • Add pepper, salt and Mrs. Dash.
  • Stir until mixed well.
  • Place in fridge to chill for an hour.
  • Then eat up!

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