Homemade Salsa Recipe

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Fresh tomato salsa is just minutes away with this delicious Homemade Salsa Recipe. Simple ingredients like fresh tomatoes, cilantro, Rotel, fresh garlic, jalapeno pepper, purple onion, and seasonings come together to make a flavorful restaurant-quality salsa.

dipping a tortilla chip into Homemade Salsa.

Homemade Salsa Recipe

For your next Taco Tuesday dinner, make this Homemade Salsa Recipe! Use it to top tacos, burritos, for dipping, or any other way you like to eat fresh salsa.

Looking for some great taco recipes? Check these out: Beef & Cheese Mini Tacos | Instant Pot Chicken Tacos | Apple Pie Tacos | Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Tacos | Mini Cherry Cheesecake Tacos

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Homemade Salsa Recipe (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy to print recipe card):

  • Roma tomatoes – you can use any tomatoes you like.
  • Rotel – Rotel tomatoes with green chiles add so much to the flavor of this salsa.
  • Green onions
  • Red onion – if you don’t have a red/purple onion, use any other onion you like.
  • Jalapeno pepper – to make the salsa spicier, add a whole pepper with the seeds. To make it mild, you can leave out the jalapeno or use half with the seeds and white ribs removed.
  • Fresh cilantro – some people don’t enjoy the flavor of cilantro, so this ingredient can be left out.
  • Clove garlic – fresh garlic is best for this recipe.
  • Lime juice – we do strongly recommend that you use fresh-squeezed lime juice.
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Granulated sugar – the sugar doesn’t really sweeten the salsa, it just helps cut the acidity of the tomatoes a bit.
  • Salt and pepper to taste

ingredients to make Homemade Salsa.

How to Make the Homemade Salsa Recipe

Start by prepping all of the ingredients. I do the necessary peeling and chopping, then place everything in one bowl so it’s all ready for the food processor.

chopped vegetables in a red bowl.

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until all ingredients are finely chopped and the salsa reaches your desired consistency.

freshly made salsa in a food processor.

Cover the salsa and refrigerate for 1 hour, then taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

stirring salsa in a food processor.

Store the salsa in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

a white bowl of Homemade Salsa surrounded with tortilla chips.

What to Serve with Homemade Salsa

  • Tortilla chips for dipping – Scoops, restaurant-style tortilla chips, organic blue corn tortilla chips, etc.
  • Tacos
  • Taquitos
  • Burritos
  • Tostadas
  • Queso – melt 8 ounces of white American cheese with 1/3 cup heavy cream and stir in some of the fresh salsa for a delicious queso dip.

Homemade Salsa in a white bowl on a wood board.

How to Store Homemade Salsa

Keep the salsa in an airtight food storage container. Refrigerate for up to one week.

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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Salsa Recipe

Fresh tomato salsa is just minutes away with this delicious Homemade Salsa Recipe. Simple ingredients like fresh tomatoes, cilantro, Rotel, fresh garlic, jalapeno pepper, purple onion, and seasonings come together to make a flavorful restaurant-quality salsa.
Servings: 8
Prep: 5 mins
Chill time: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 2 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 pounds Roma tomatoes
  • 1 10 ounce can Rotel
  • 2 green onions roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 large clove garlic peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until all ingredients are finely chopped and the salsa reaches your desired consistency.
  • Cover the salsa and refrigerate for 1 hour, then taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Store the salsa in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 724IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 comments on “Homemade Salsa Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I have tried several salsa recipes. This one is a keeper!  Very fresh taste with just the right amount of heat.

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