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Simple {Chunky} Salsa Recipe

A Simple Chunky Salsa or also known as pico de gallo is a great way to enjoy fresh salsa. This fresh salsa recipe is very easy to make. You will never buy bottled salsa again after making your own fresh chunky salsa.


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Change Is Good Saying

I mentioned a few times on Seduction in the Kitchen about how I really embrace change. As I say change is good. Do you know why I always say that?


The change is good saying came because I realized I needed changes in my life or I would be miserable. So I made tiny changes like opening myself up to try different cuisines like Mexican. That was the first change I embraced.

Mexican Food

Well, should say forced change. My friends dragged me to a Mexican restaurant. If I wanted to eat I had to try something.


So I stared small with the free salsa that served on the tables. I found out hey this red tomato mixture wasn’t bad. Have to remember my family would never try Mexican.


They live plain food and never dare to try anything they never had before. I’m the oddball in my family. I at least give things a try.


That’s what made me realize you do need to embrace change. If you don’t you may miss out on something very good. If I had not gone to the Mexican restaurant, I never would have know that salsa is very tasty.

Simple salsa in grey bowl with lime on table
Do you like fresh salsa? You will never buy bottled salsa again after making your own fresh chunky salsa.

Salsa Recipe

That tomato onion cilantro mixture we know as salsa I never had until I was in my 20’s. That combination of vegetable with jalapeño busts with flavor. There many ways to make a salsa too.

Pico de Gallo

You can make all blend together for a smooth salsa that almost sauce-like. Or you can make it chunky like I did for this salsa. The chunky salsa is also known as a Pico de Gallo.


Cooking Tip:


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Personally, I like calling it chunky salsa. That is what it is. Chunks of tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeños all mixed together with some lime juice.


I love scooping up piles of fresh salsa on a tortilla chip. It a great snack to eat. No wonder Mexican restaurant serve it before the meal.

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Simple Chunky Salsa

Why I like a chunky salsa is because it does help fill you up. Salsa is pretty simple to make in all honesty. There is really not much to it. A fresh salsa is a few basic ingredients.


The key to a good pico de gallo is to let sit for a bit so the flavors blend. The longer you let the flavors blend in a fresh salsa, the better it is.  Plus as an added bonus, simple fresh salsa is healthy too.



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Basic Simple Chunky Salsa 1

Simple Chunky Salsa

  • Author: Deanna
  • Prep Time: 0:10
  • Cook Time: 0:00
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Mexican


A basic, simple, chunky salsa that is easy to make and you will love to make for yourself and friends. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.


  • 4 medium very ripe tomatoes (peeled, seeded and diced)
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper (seeded and minced)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • Juice of 2 Key limes or 1 small lime


  1. In a bowl mix together the tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, onion, sugar and salt and pepper. Combine well.
  2. Add the juice; cover and refrigerate for 4-5 hours before serving.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips and ENJOY.

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