Schools out for summer!  Wow the past school year went by fast, but I am looking forward to a summer filled with fun adventures and play dates with friends.  I like to have some quick recipes for those impromptu gatherings when the kids are playing nicely and the adults can enjoy a few minutes to sit and chat on a nice summer day.  I know I will be whipping up this easy 4 ingredient homemade salsa this summer.

easy homemade salsa recipe

I grow chives in my garden so those are always on hand.  We will be trying to grow our own tomatoes for the first time this year.  Hopefully by the end of the summer I will not only be able to whip up homemade salsa in under 10 minutes, but it will be with ingredients from my own garden too.

easy homemade salsa tomatos

This recipe is a variation of the Fresh Tomato Salsa from Kraft Canada.  If you like a little heat to your salsa add in a chopped jalapeno pepper, or if you have cilantro in your garden you could use that instead of the chives.easy homemade salsa recipe

Whatever you choose you will have fresh tasty salsa in minutes.  I was a little worried about it being “tangy” since it is made with Italian dressing, but there was no need for concern.  The pairing of the Kraft Italian dressing with tomatoes, onions and chives creates a perfect savoury salsa that both the kids and I loved.  Here is what you need to make this easy homemade salsa recipe:easy homemade salsa recipe

Easy Homemade Salsa

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Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe


  • 1 pint of Cherry Tomatoes finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Chives chooped
  • 1/4 cup Kraft Calorie-Wise Italian Dressing


  • Combine all ingredients
  • Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container
  • Serve with tortilla chips
  • Enjoy!

easy homemade salsa ingredients


easy homemade salsa ingredients

4 ingredient easy homemade salsa recipe

So who else is having a Canada Day get together?  This salsa would be a perfect to snack on while everyone is enjoying the festivities.  Plan a tasty Canada Day BBQ with more Canada Day recipes and ideas from Kraft Canada.

Disclosure:  I am part of the Kraft’s Whats Cooking ambassador program.  All opinions are strictly my own.

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