Do you like salsa? Sick of buying the jars at the grocery store? Then why not make your own? Here are a couple of homemade salsa recipes. Both taste best when you make them and then use them that day. They are at their freshest, but you can keep them in the fridge for a couple of days. But I am betting they won't make it to the fridge!

The first one is for people like me with a tame taste when it comes to spices. If you love salsa, and have been looking for a good mild homemade salsa recipe then this first one is for you! Even the hot salsa eaters will like this homemade salsa recipe!

Here is what you need for a mild salsa:

one pound of good red ripe tomatoes, that have been peeled and chopped small.

one small red onion, peeled and chopped.

one crushed garlic clove

one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup of fresh basil chopped

salt and good fresh ground pepper to your taste

In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, onions, garlic, olive oil and basil. toss to combine all the ingredients and then add your salt and fresh pepper.

Cover the bowl and put in the fridge for at least 4 hours before serving to allow all the great flavors to blend. Then eat and enjoy this homemade salsa recipe.

Now for people who want a hotter taste when it comes to a homemade salsa recipe!

Here is what you will need:

Three medium red ripe tomatoes, chopped

Three small scallions, chopped

One medium jalapeno pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped (be careful handling hot peppers as they can burn the skin)

one garlic clove minced tiny

pinch of salt

1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, scallions, pepper, garlic, and pinch of salt. Make sure they are well combined. Let the homemade salsa stand for about an hour, this lets all the flavors blend.

Just before you serve this homemade salsa recipe, you throw in the chopped cilantro. Serve this the same day, you will break out in a sweat for sure from this homemade salsa, it is hot!

Use these homemade salsa recipes for traditional dips, but don't stop there! You can create great dishes using either one on chicken, fish or even on omelets! Don't restrict yourself to just tortilla chips, or baked on garlic bread. This makes a great sauce to cook with meats, or serve cold beside the main dish.

There are a lot of uses for homemade salsa recipes. You don't have to buy those little jars at the grocery store, go ahead and try and make your own. This is a really good homemade salsa recipe if you use your very own tomatoes from your garden! Especially if you had a bumper crop and/or you have a few overly ripe ones, these are good to use in a homemade salsa recipe.

So, gather your tomatoes, and get started. You can make these salsa recipes in no time. One for the mild and one for the spicy and hot.