Simple Salsa Recipe

Although I mostly stick to DIY and Design around here, when I was asked to take part in a monthly recipe challenge I said yes. After all, we have to eat in between projects anyway.

So the challenge is, each month we have to come up with an original recipe using one key ingredient. This months ingredient is cilantro. My simple salsa recipe was given to me a while back by my neighbor. She is an amazing cook. I’ve always told her she missed her calling and should have her own cooking show.

Although I’m calling this a salsa recipe, it really borders between a salsa and pico de gallo.

Easy Salsa Recipe


Simple Salsa



Simple Salsa


 I usually let mine sit in the refrigerator after mixing the ingredients together to let the flavors blend. As for the Italian seasoning, I like to use the seasonings from Pampered Chef, they are my favorite.

Simple Salsa Recipe


I thought this salsa  recipe was a good choice with the Superbowl right around the corner. It’s a healthy alternative to all those wings.

Although I usually post on Mondays, I put this up a day early to coordinate with the other ladies who are taking part in the recipe challenge. Visit them (links below) to see what recipes they picked using cilantro as one of the ingredients.

Simple Salsa Recipe

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  1. Looks great! Reminds be of bruschetta – which I love! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. I can think of so many good uses for this salsa. Other than chips, I’d love it on tacos, enchiladas, eggs… The list goes on. Yum!

    1. Leia, Sometimes I put it on mini bread slices, after toasting them with some olive oil. So good!

  3. Pico is one of my favorites so I love that this recipe is more on that side than regular salsa. Sounds yummy!! Oh, and what font is your header? 🙂

    1. Thanks, Emily. I believe the font is Jennasue-webfont.

  4. This looks so fresh, clean and yummy! Thanks for sharing, I just found your blog from the linky party at Table and Hearth Blog!

  5. This is my favorite summer snack – I always have it in the fridge – it is also great tossed into angel hair pasta!

    1. I’m always looking for quick dinner ideas and that’s a great one. You could make the salsa on a Sunday & toss it with the pasta for a quick weeknight meal.

  6. This looks awesome! I think it’s great that you decided to try food. I love this idea of doing challenges with other bloggers in other categories. I need to figure out how to do the same! I’m a food blogger and found you on a link party. I’ve followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. Can’t wait to read more of your blog. Becky

    1. Thanks Becky! I will keep you in mind if any future collaborations come up.

  7. I absolutely LOVE cilantro and lime! Your salsa pico de gallo cross looks and sound delicious. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  8. I love a good salsa!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I have Pinned this too!! Don’t forget to come back next week and share some more!! I love having you!

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