Party Appetizer: Delicious Homemade Salsa

…simple joy by simpler living

Sweet, salty, and your desired spiciness, this salsa is sure to please all! This recipe is a tweak on my other salsa recipe and makes enough for a crowd. Perfect for any party you are cooking for!

With fresh ingredients, this salsa is a delicious topping to chips. It is also very easy to make with a blender or food processor. You can also feel good serving this at a party because it is healthy in many ways.

There really are just 2 main steps: blackening/removing the tomato skins then mixing all the ingredients in a blender/food processor. The recipe below breaks it down step-by-step.

Healthy Ingredients

Equipment Needed

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This recipe doesn’t require any fancy equipment but I have a few favorite products below that simplify and make cooking easier. I’m all for cooking in the simplest, easiest way possible.

  • Ninja Blender – I keep things simple and do not have too many small appliances or gadgets so I like to get multi-purpose ones. I use this as a blender, food processor and smoothie maker. The motor is the best and has never died on me like many other blenders even after MUCH use.
  • Large Cast Iron Skillet – I simplified my kitchen by replacing all non-stick pans with just a few stainless steel and two multi-purpose cast iron pans. This large pan is so useful when making large quantities. Previously I would need to cook twice in a smaller pan but with this fabulous pan, I cut cooking time in half by doing it all at once.
  • Stainless Spatula – Sounds weird that it’s called a fish spatula, but trust me, it is great for cookies, eggs, and anything else on a metal pan. I bought this a few years ago upon a big recommendation that it was way better than other ones. I didn’t fully believe it but needed one so bought it. Now here I am to tell you that this is the BEST spatula to use for cooking on metal pots and pans easily scraping up all food pieces. It is actually the only one I use now so I bought two!
  • Cutting Board – This type have been my favorites for years- non-porous and non-slip.
  • Eversharp Kitchen Knives – I received a set of these knives for my wedding over 20 years ago and they are still sharp! I even run them through the dishwasher after each use – because I keep things quick & easy in my house in order to get more done. This link is for the current version of these fabulous knives.

This salsa is great on its own with chips or as part of a recipe such as tacos or chicken-salsa baked in the oven.


Easy Party Salsa Recipe

Fresh ingredients make this large, easy recipe a guilt-free snack! Easy to make. Sure to please.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 20 Servings


  • 1 Blender or Food Processor
  • 1 Large skillet
  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Knife


  • 11 Medium-sized Tomatoes Roma work best
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Red onion
  • 1 Cup Fresh cilantro
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp Honey (optional)
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper (optional)


  • Warm a large skillover medium-high heat.
  • Char skin off tomatoes by turning frequently in hot skillet.
  • Pulse the following in a blender/food processor until chopped:
    Onion, garlic, cilantro.
  • Add: lime juice, oregano, salt, cumin.
  • Taste test and add honey, if desired, to tone down sharpness.
  • Enjoy with chips as a healthy appetizer!
Keyword appetizer, fresh salsa, party appetizer

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