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Homemade Salsa Recipe

How to make the best easy Homemade Salsa Recipe. A simple 5 minute recipe that can be made with canned tomatoes or garden fresh ones.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword garden salsa, homemade salsa, salsa recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 16kcal
Author Sam Merritt


  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes¹ drain one can, see Notes for fresh tomato alternative (822g)
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chilis drained (113g)
  • 1-2 jalapenos stem cut off and seeds/membranes removed²
  • 1/2 medium-sized white onion
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped cilantro use leaves and stems
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice fresh-squeezed preferred
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Tortilla chips for serving


  • Combine all ingredients (except tortilla chips!) in your food processor.
  • Pulse in short spurts until ingredients are well-combined and desired consistency is reached.
  • Transfer to a resealable container. For best results, refrigerate one hour or overnight before serving, but this salsa can be enjoyed right away.
  • Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy! Store leftover salsa in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.



¹I recommend Fire roasted diced tomatoes if you can get your hands on them. To use fresh tomatoes, you will need 5-7 ripe Roma tomatoes. Cut them in half and scrape the seeds out of half the tomatoes (to keep the salsa from being too runny). ²The spiciness of your salsa will vary depending on the spiciness of your jalapenos! I recommend using just one for a mild to medium salsa and two for a medium-hot salsa. To bump up the heat even more you can add a few of the jalapeno seeds to the mix.


Serving: 0.25cups (does not include tortilla chips) | Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 60mg