Cbias Scrappy GeekEasy Homemade Chunky Salsa

Need a quick and easy homemade chunky salsa for your spur of the moment backyard party or weekend barbecue? I’ve got a simple salsa recipe that you can whip up with ingredients you likely already have in you pantry or refrigerator, including Hunts Diced Tomatoes! #HuntsFreshTwists #CollectiveBias

Easy Homemade Chunky Salsa Dip

Backyard BBQ fun for the whole family. It’s a hot, sunny weekend and it’s time to spend some quality time with the ones you love. Sometimes you feel like you need an excuse to get out on the yard and break out the lawn games, well, a backyard BBQ is a great excuse! Hop to it!

Easy Homemade Chunky Salsa & Backyard Fun

Our favorite backyard games to play are lawn darts (safety lawn darts of course), croquet and horseshoes. We don’t always get a whole bunch of time to head out to the yard and play, but we do like to make sure the time we do get to spend together is quality time filled with fun games and good food!

Classic Backyard Games - Croquet, Horseshoes and Lawn Darts

We’re not very good at horseshoes or lawn darts, perhaps that’s because it requires you to throw things over a distance – smacking croquet balls on the ground is more our style. Also, croquet is a game that assures someone wins.

Croquet, A Fun Backyard Game

When we play horseshoes or lawn darts it’s usually “who ever is closer to the target or post” wins (haha). With croquet, it’s kind of like mini-golf, you play each goal until you make it through the course – and then you see who wins on the score card – or keep track and razz your opponents as you go! 🙂

Classic Croquet Backyard Game

Save yourself some time in the kitchen and make everything taste a million times better with my quick, simple and easy to make salsa dip recipe using Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes. We snagged the big 28oz can at Walmart while out shopping.

Hunts Diced Tomatoes Salsa Recipe

You can use this salsa for dipping chips or topping any of your BBQ favorites. Katie is in love with this stuff! It was her suggestion to put it on burgers, chicken and even eggs for breakfast. Yep! It might only be simple salsa recipe, but it is that good!

There’s only a few ingredients for this easy homemade chunky salsa recipe and you probably already have them on hand. We found that the salsa is doubly good served chilled. Though it’s not necessary to serve chilled, you can make chilling it easier by putting all your ingredients in the refrigerator ahead of time, so they’ll be cold and ready for your chunky salsa!

Easy Homemade Chunky Salsa Ingredients

The next time the sun comes out and it’s time to barbecue or play a game of croquet in the backyard, don’t fret over what kind of chips and dip to put out. Take a deep breath and whip up this nice, easy to make homemade chunky salsa recipe! This easy to make homemade chunky salsa isn’t just for dipping tortilla chips in either. It it takes place any sauce you like to put on your BBQ chicken.

Easy Homemade Chunky Salsa on Chicken

…and makes a great topping for BBQ burgers too!

Easy Homemade Chunky Salsa on burgers

Easy Homemade Chunky Salsa Recipe

Why chunky? Okay, let’s get down to brass tacks here. I don’t like runny salsa. It’s annoying to dip your tortilla chip into a “salsa” and have it come out dripping, and no substance to it. I much prefer a hardy, chunky salsa where you can dip and have some tomatoes, peppers and onions sitting on your chip when you take a bite.

Easy Homemade Chunky Salsa

Those salsas that you dip and the chip just drips with juices isn’t my style, plus who wants to put runny salsa on their BBQed meat? So, here’s how I made this amazingly incredible, best ever, easy homemade chunky salsa.

Easy Homemade Chunky Salsa
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Easy Homemade Chunky Salsa

A delicious easy homemade chunky salsa made with Hunt's Diced Tomatoes.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetiser
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Andrew Eaton


  • 1 28 oz can of Hunt's Diced Tomatoes any variety - we used the Basil Garlic & Oregano
  • 1/2 Large Red Onion
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 3 Jalapeno Peppers
  • 3 Cloves Garlic


  • Strain Hunt's Diced Tomatoes into bowl (keep the juice!). I just used the can lid to pour off the juice before opening it all the way.
  • Chop the other ingredients into roughly 1/4-1/2 inch pieces, mince the garlic. We leave the jalapeno seeds in for extra hotness, but if you like your salsa mild, remove seeds to fit your taste.
  • Mix Hunt's Diced Tomatoes, Peppers, Onion and Garlic into bowl, pour juice over ingredients and mix.
  • Serve chilled for the best tasting homemade chunky salsa!

What dish do you love with salsa?

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