Indian Spiced Salsa Recipe

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I like salsa. It is the only way that you will find me eating chips and it’s also great to throw on things like chicken when making dinner. You probably also know that I like REALLY spicy food, even spicier than my Indian husband.

When I was approached to make my own salsa at home, I thought it would be a great idea to make it the way I wanted since I can never find any that are hot enough. Yes, I’m crazy. I also decided to throw in a little Indian flair because I think I am now one by marriage or however that works.

Indian Spiced Salsa

When Billy was visiting for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon, I made sure that we stopped into a local Walmart to grab some diced tomatoes. I have used Hunt’s tomatoes in a variety of recipes, but I didn’t realize that they make so many varieties. I went with the plain ones because I got overwhelmed.



I decided to use some basics of a salsa recipe (garlic, onion, lime) and some Indian spices. Red chili powder is my favorite to mix in with things to instantly give you that slow, powerful burn. That is why I have an entire jar of it plus about 2 more packages in the pantry.

Yes, I know that cilantro would have been appropriate for both regular salsa and Indian salsa, but I hate it so much. Feel free to add it if you want!


I also like my salsa on the watery side, but if you don’t then make sure to drain the tomatoes before adding them! A little avocado never hurt either 🙂


I saved some of the leftover salsa (after I ate a bunch with a spoon) and have been using it in my eggs in the morning. Look at that wonderful morning glow and some salsa-fied eggs.


Indian Spiced Salsa

  • 1 can Hunt’s diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • juice of 1/2 lime (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Dice or mince onion, garlic, and avocado. Drain the tomatoes if you want a chunkier salsa, but if not then simply add the can to a large bowl.
  2. Add in the onion, garlic, lime juice, spices, and salt/pepper. Stir.
  3. Top with avocado and serve with chips or use as a topping for chicken.

This recipe is super fast and simple which is just how I like to prepare my foods.

If you have an Ibotta account (see here for more details), click here to redeem a coupon for Hunt’s Tomatoes!  Buy 3 Hunt’s Tomatoes any variety 6 oz or larger at Walmart and receive $1.00 in your Ibotta account.  (All 3 products must be purchased on the same shopping trip.)

You can also head over to the Hunt’s site to see all the creative ways you can make salsa at home!


  • Do you like salsa?
  • How spicy do you like your food?
  • What else can I put my salsa on?


  1. June 11, 2015 / 6:35 am

    YAY you made it. I used to put salsa on everything. Seriously. I had some morning (with eggs) noon (sandwiches and salad) and night (salads and whatever else I was having). It used to be the most popular condiment in the world, so I say go crazy with it!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      June 11, 2015 / 4:45 pm

      I think salsa might come right after Sriracha. But now that I have this spicy version WHO KNOWS.

  2. June 11, 2015 / 9:12 am

    Okay, I’m usually not a fan of recipes because I’m not a foodie and can’t cook worth shit but I LOVE SALSA. I was just thinking that I need to find a recipe for fresh salsa. You just can’t buy this in a jar! I’m excited to try it.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      June 11, 2015 / 4:45 pm

      Let me know how you like it!

  3. June 11, 2015 / 10:23 am

    I absolutely love salsa and yours sound particularly delicious! I like spicy food but if I’m eating a lot of it, it can’t be too spicy. I put it on eggs sometimes, or I use it as an alternative to dip with fresh veggies. I also use it instead of salad dressing : )
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    • erinsinsidejob
      June 11, 2015 / 4:46 pm

      You can do so many things with it!

  4. June 11, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    This looks yummy! I use Indian spices in almost everything but never tried it with salsa. Genius!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      June 11, 2015 / 4:46 pm

      It’s awesome!

  5. Hillary
    June 11, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    Not a fan of spicy.. would it be good without as much red chili?

    • erinsinsidejob
      June 11, 2015 / 4:47 pm

      I definitely think it would be. You could also try adding some cumin too to increase the Indian aspect of it

  6. June 11, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    YUM! I love that a lot of Indian and Mexican flavors collide. I think they’re the perfect fusion. And salsa-fied eggs are my favorite. It always adds a nice kick to my morning.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      June 11, 2015 / 4:47 pm

      So good.

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