Chunky Salsa Recipe : Homemade Tomato Salsa Dip!

The salsa sauce is a warning sign! It’s hard to resist once you dip chips in them. There is just start of eating and no stop for this tangy and spicy dip. The Chunky Salsa Recipe has no hassle in its preparation. Though the king here is tomato, it does requires various spices, peppers, and powders to tantalize the taste buds.

Chunky Salsa

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  • Recipe Category: Dips & Chutney
  • Recipe Cuisine: Italian

Description: Don’t be scared to play around with the recipe even if you are making for the first time. The salsa dip from the fresh tomatoes tastes wonderfully chunky, when treated with chips. Greet your guests with the flavorful dip.

Chunky Salsa Recipe

Chunky Salsa Recipe Ingredients:

  • Onion – 2 cups (finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 2 cups (diced chopped)
  • Green Bell Pepper – 2 cups (sliced chopped)
  • Sweet Red Pepper – 1  large sized (sliced chopped)
  • Habanero Pepper – 1 pepper (finely chopped)
  • Jalapeno Pepper – 4 peppers (seeded and chopped)
  • Serrano Pepper – 2 peppers (seeded and chopped)
  • Green Chilies – ½ cup (deseed and chopped)
  • White Vinegar – 2 cups
  • Tomato Paste – 1 can
  • Fresh Cilantro – ½ cup
  • Lime Juice – ½ cup
  • Garlic Cloves – 3 cloves
  • Ground Cumin – 4 tsp.
  • Hot Pepper Sauce – 1 tsp.
  • Dried Oregano – 2 tsp.
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Olive Oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Salt – as per taste

Note: Tomato Paste can be made at home or is available at super-market.

Chunky Salsa Recipe Steps:


  • Chop all the peppers and the green chilies.
  • Chop Tomatoes :
    • Make an “X” mark on the tomato bottom.
    • Take the thick-bottom deep cooking casseroles.
    • Fill the water almost 2/3rd its quantity.
    • Bring the water to the boiling point.
    • Place tomatoes in the boiled water, at a time.
    • Let them boil for a minute.
    • Remove tomatoes from the casserole and place it in ice cool water.
    • Discard the skin of tomatoes. Peel it off.
    • Dice chop the tomatoes.

Note: Deseed the green chilies before chopping. Use chopping board.


  • In a steamer or a stockpot, heat the oil over the medium flame.
  • Combine the chopped onions, green peppers, red peppers and habanero peppers.
  • Stir in the diced tomatoes.
  • Add the tomato puree and pinch of salt.
  • Mix jalapeno peppers, Serrano peppers, and cilantro leaves.
  • Squeeze lime juice and add sugar.
  • Season the mixture with white vinegar.
  • Add the grounded cumin and the garlic cloves.
  • Mix the ingredients to blend their taste and flavors well with each other.
  • Reduce the heat, simmer for few minutes and bring the mixture to boiling point.
  • Ladle the hot mixture into the can.

And the Chunky Salsa sauce is ready to be dipped in!

Note: Keep the pan uncovered while you allow the sauce to cook.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 25 calories
  • Total Time: PT60M
  • Serves: 5
  • Date Published:

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The salsa sauce is available in markets, but it is healthy to eat the homemade dip. The best part of making it at home is the flexibility to reduce the proportion of ingredients used. This leaves no substitute to homemade, fresh, and low-fat salsa sauce dip.

Corn chips and salsa sauce go hand-in-hand. The simple show of dip bowl with the packet of chip is enough to please the crowd. Gazing at it, the taste buds quickly start tempting for its one bite. Doritos is the more preferred corn chip, generally favorite of kids.


  • The Chunky Salsa Recipe requires nearly 1 hour to prepare and cook.
  • The more small pieces of veggies, the more smooth will be your salsa.
  • You can increase the proportion of Habanero peppers to make spicier.
  • You can decrease the proportion of Habanero peppers to make less spicy and have mild flavors.
  • Take precaution while cutting down the red peppers.
  • You may use chopped cilantro leaves.


Enjoy the hot and sizzling salsa with your favorite dish along with wine. You may dip it with tacos or tortillas. It can also be used inside the wraps. Garnish the bowl of salsa sauce with:

  • Cream Swirls
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • Mint Leaves
  • Taco Chips

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