Steve’s Hearty Salsa Mix

In Steve's Recipes by Steve Sliwa

I like a hearty salsa. I experimented with making my own salsa from scratch, but it’s quite messy.  Additionally, most recipes call for using tomato paste and or chopped tomatoes from cans as ingredients.  It seemed to me that if the recipe was going to include some of these we might as well jump to a mixing strategy.   I personally think Safeway’s Select Medium Chunky Classic Salsa is pretty good, but I like to freshen it up and add some common ingredients from the grocery store.  I sometimes include other ingredients but the ones listed below are quick and upgrade the salsa to a homestyle medium chunky quite nicely.


Ingredients for Steve’s Salsa Supreme mix.

Ingredients for Steve’s Salsa Supreme Mix.

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Completed and ready to store in the fridge.

Final results for Steve’s Salsa Supreme Mix.

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  • 1 jar Safeway Select Chunky Classic Salsa
  • 1 container (16 oz) of fresh Pico De Gallo
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of chopped jalapenos (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 can Black Beans (organic)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped red and/or green peppers
  • 2 pinches of cinnamon (chef’s option)

1 – Chop onion and pepper(s).  These ingredients are used to freshen the mixture.

2 – Thoroughly wash black beans in a strainer under flowing water in the sink.

3 – Mix salad ingredients into mixing bowl and mix with a spatula.

4 – Add cinnamon as desired to add some complexity.  Have also used nutmeg and/or cayenne pepper.

5 – Pour into desired salsa container and refrigerate.

Preparation Time Estimates

Chopping Vegetables:  5 minutes

Mixing Ingredients:  5 minutes

Ideal time to cool in a refrigerator:  2 hours


Source:  Steve Sliwa’s mixture for hearty salsa.

Suggested Course:  Side or Snack

Servings/Yield:  15

Nutrition Estimates

Serving Size:  3 heaping Tablespoons

Estimate Calories: 30

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