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Homemade salsa on a wooden platter with tortilla chips

Easy Homemade Salsa

Make your salsa at home with this easy homemade salsa recipe. Made with just 8 ingredients and in under 5 minutes, you'll never need to buy your salsa at the store again.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 13kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn


  • 2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1/2 cup red or white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sugar


  • Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until it resembles your favorite restaurant-style salsa, between 30-60 seconds.
  • Taste to adjust seasonings.
  • Serve with your favorite chips or store in an airtight container until ready to use.


Serve and Storing - Store this salsa as part of your game day spread, with vegan nachos, quesadillas, or as a simple snack with corn chips. Store leftover salsa in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Make in Advance - This spicy salsa recipe will get better 24-48 hours after it's made. Allowing the salsa to cool down and let the flavors marinate into one another gives you a deeper tasting salsa that you are going to love. You can make this salsa up to 3 days in advance without compromising on taste and texture. 
  1. For spicy salsa, store the salsa with half a jalapeño pepper. As it sits, the flavors will absorb into the salsa for a delightfully hot and spicy salsa recipe. 
  2. If it's the height of the tomato season, feel free to use fresh tomatoes. You will need about 2 pounds of fresh tomatoes. 


Calories: 13kcal | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 5mg | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg