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Homemade salsa in a small white bowl served with tortilla chips.
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Homemade Salsa Recipe - How to Make Salsa

Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe. Healthy, fresh, and ready in just a few minutes, it's just like you'd find at your favorite restaurant - but better! Learn how easy it is to make fresh and delicious salsa right at home and enjoy with tortilla chips, tacos, and all your favorite Mexican recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 24kcal


  • 4 large ripe tomatoes - roughly chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 3 green onions - ends trimmed and chopped
  • ½ red onion - peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime - juiced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper - chopped (see notes)
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar - (optional)
  • salt and pepper - to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a large food processor and pulse in quick 1-second bursts until all ingredients are finely chopped. For a chunkier salsa, process fewer times, while for a smoother salsa, continue pulsing until desired consistency is reached. Season with salt and pepper- to taste.
  • Allow salsa to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, time permitting, to allow flavors to blend.
  • Keep leftovers stored in the refrigerator for up 1 week.


  • For a spicier salsa, add more jalapeno peppers. If you're very sensitive to spicy food, you may omit the jalapeno and substitute with 1 (4.5 ounce) can of mild diced green chiles.


Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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