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How To Make Homemade Salsa

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If you have ever wondered How To Make Homemade Salsa – today I am sharing a basic recipe for salsa. My mother used to always have homemade salsa on hand and it always added lots of flavor to meals. 

This easy homemade salsa recipe is a perfect complement to tortilla chips for a festive appetizer or snack any day! Made easily in minutes too!

Homemade Salsa

Hello Friends! I hope you are enjoying the summer season and staying cool while at it. 

Today’s recipe is perfect for fiestas and barbecues and is made with all fresh ingredients. This homemade salsa recipe makes a nice side dish or appetizer when you are looking for something to put together quickly.

We are all about simple here because I truly believe that you can make the most of your time by prepping and planning for meals and gatherings. 

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I never asked my mother for her recipe, but I watched her make it often and it only takes a few fresh ingredients. 

Homemade Salsa ingredients

Ingredients for Homemade Salsa

Tomatoes – of course, are the star of this show. I like to use tomatoes on the vine or Roma tomatoes for this recipe.,

Onion – I use white onion but you can use purple onions too.

Cilantro –A core ingredient in my opinion. It adds a nice peppery flavor to the salsa.

Jalapeños – The perfect chili for salsa recipes. If you want something milder, you can use Anaheim chilis. 

How to  make Homemade Salsa

Homemade Salsa ingredients in food processor

Tools needed for the recipe:

My mother used a traditional stone mortar for this recipe, but all you really need is a food processor. If you don’t have a processor, you can use a blender but know that you need to wash the blender well afterward so you don’t get a jalapeno flavor in your smoothie. 

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How To Make Homemade Salsa

Homemade Salsa

How To Make Homemade Salsa

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy homemade salsa recipe is a perfect complement to tortilla chips for a festive appetizer or snack any day! Made easily in minutes too!


  • 3 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. While wearing gloves, cut the ends off of the jalapenos and remove the seeds and membrane in the center. Cut up pepper into small pieces.
  2. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend on high.
  3. If salsa is to thick at 2 tablespoons of water and mix well.
timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • You can use canned tomatoes for this recipe to save some time, but I recommend making the homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes.
  • This is a great make-ahead recipe. Make the day ahead or in the morning if you can. Refrigerate until ready to use and flavors will come together beautifully.


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