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5 Minute Homemade Chunky Salsa Recipe

Who doesn’t love salsa? This homemade chunky salsa recipe is so easy. You’ll be digging in with your chips in five minutes!

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My daughter is having a busy week, she’s turning 5 and graduating from preschool.  I am so excited for her.  We’re not having a “kid” party this year, we just had a few friends and neighbors over to celebrate this past weekend.  

She wanted to have a Frozen theme with Mexican food, her favorite type of food!  The menu included tacos, guacamole and my 5 Minute Chunky Salsa.  This worked out perfectly because I was at a baseball tournament all weekend so I didn’t have much time to prepare.

overhead view of chunky salsa with cilantro garnish on top

5 Minute Homemade Chunky Salsa Recipe

This recipe is so easy and the best part is that you don’t have to break out the food processor, just a bowl, knife and spoon. You don’t have to use heat either so no cooking anything! The only trick is to make sure you cut your onion and pepper into small pieces so you aren’t getting a big chunk of it on your tortilla chips.

Ingredients for homemade chunky tomato salsa

  • Hunt’s Fire Roasted diced tomatoes
  • Bell pepper
  • Onion
  • Lime juice
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic- You can use fresh garlic or garlic that’s already minced that comes in a jar.
  • jalepeno (to taste)

I love, love, love fire roasted tomatoes but I would never have the time to roast tomatoes myself.  This recipe is great because you can make it ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator.

Stainless steel bowl with homemade chunky salsa ingredients

How to make recipe for chunky salsa

Step 1

Open your tomatoes and drain out most of the liquid.  Pour into bowl.

Step 2

Add diced bell peppers, chopped onions, minced garlic, chopped cilantro and lime juice and stir well.

Make sure to save a little cilantro for garnish.

Step 3

Add salt and black pepper to taste. If you are wanting to add a little spiciness, then you should add in some jalepeno now.

Step 4

Mix thoroughly and serve

We ate it as a dip and it tasted great on our tacos.  It didn’t last long in our house!  I’m sure you guys will love it too!

overhead view of chunky salsa with lots of tomatoes and cilantro as garnish

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Who doesn't love salsa? This homemade chunky salsa recipe is so easy. You'll be digging in with your chips in five minutes!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword mexican, salsa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane


  • 2 cans Hunt’s Fire Roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 orange or yellow pepper diced small
  • 1/2 small onion diced small
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup Cilantro chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • jalepeno optional


  • Open your tomatoes and drain out most of the liquid.  Pour into bowl.
  • Dice bell pepper and onion and add to bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon lime juice and garlic.
  • Finely chop 1 cup cilantro.
  • Add salt and black bepper pepper.
  • Stir well with a spoon and serve.
Recipe Rating

Jennifer Tammy

Wednesday 10th of June 2015

I never knew you could purchase fire-roasted tomatoes! Awesome - Pinned and thank you for joining What Kids Eat Wednesday's! The party is going again until Sunday :D

Ashley Tukiainen

Friday 29th of May 2015

Yum! I roast mine, but I always forget that you can get them roasted in a can. So much faster! and I've had times where I needed the pre-roasted!!!


Wednesday 27th of May 2015

This salsa looks delicious! We love Mexican food at our house as well and so I will definitely be trying out your recipe. Thanks!


Thursday 21st of May 2015

I love how simple this recipe is! :D It looks delicious!


Wednesday 20th of May 2015

YUM! I love the fresh veggies mixed with the canned tomatoes. I bet it gives this salsa such a bright, fresh flavor!