Friday, February 22, 2013

Ben's Secret Spicy Salsa Recipe

I mentioned in my last post that Ben and I have perfected the way we cook vegetarian burritos. Ben's not a vegetarian but he loves these burritos. The salsa was all his doing and is so much better than any store-bought salsa I've tried. We LOVE Mexican food. We eat it once a week, sometimes twice. No matter what we always have this salsa. It's a chunky salsa but you could probably blend the tomatoes and onions in a food processor if you wanted it to be more dip-like. I'm giving rough measurements as it really depends how spicy or garlicky you want it. 

The bean mixture is just two cans of red kidney beans, 3 tablespoons seasoning (you can use packet taco seasoning or make your own using a combination of different spices, such as this, which is better for you) and all the liquid from the cans. Mix seasoning through and boil until most of the liquid has gone. It looks pretty foul but tastes awesome. This will make about 6 burritos (no we're not pigs, we always have leftovers! ha).

We serve ours with homemade guacamole (avocado, lime juice, salt + pepper), lettuce, cheese and sour cream.

Salsa ingredients:

3 - 4 tomatoes
1 small red onion
1 lime, juiced
2 - 3 teaspoons crushed garlic
2 - 3 tablespoons pickled jalapeno peppers
Fresh or dry coriander (optional - we ran out this time but it's fine without)


Finely dice the tomatoes, onions and jalapenos. Combine in bowl. Add garlic, lime juice and coriander. Mix well and you're done!

So easy and so tasty. Let me know if you try it :)


  1. Must try Ben's spicy salsa recipe! Have been craving Mexican food this week. Thanks for sharing, looks yummy!

  2. Ahh you guys are little chefs...I knew Ben had some secrets!


  3. I love Mexican. My housemate and I also have it at least once a week. In fact I had a burrito for dinner last night and leftover burrito for lunch today. Delicious.


Thank you for the love! It is super appreciated.