This homemade Vitamix salsa recipe made with fresh tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, garlic, lime juice, and fresh cilantro is simple to make and easily prepared in a Vitamix in 5 minutes or less! This super easy salsa recipe always gets rave reviews!
There's no need to buy salsa when it's this delicious and easy to make! If you don't have a Vitamix, other high-performance blenders should work well for this recipe.
Why you'll love this blender salsa recipe
- Restaurant-style salsa whipped up in just a few minutes!
- It's the most flavorful salsa made with fresh ingredients and the perfect amount of spice.
- Did I mention that this tomato salsa is SUPER EASY?!
- The perfect go-to salsa recipe for parties, family gatherings, or game days-it's always a hit!
To make good homemade salsa, go with quality fresh ingredients.
- Roma Tomatoes-cut into quarters. Romas are the best tomatoes for salsa since they have firm, dense flesh, and fewer seeds. You can also use San Marzano canned tomatoes in a pinch, drained of juices.
- Jalapeño-seeded and sliced in half -leave the seeds for extra spicy salsa.🔥
- Fresh cilantro- fresh herbs make all the difference here. Be sure to remove the hard stems and use just the tender cilantro leaves.
- Freshly squeezed lime juice- balances the flavors in the salsa.
- Onion- halved and sliced into quarters. I use a sweet onion, but you can go with white onion or red onion for a stronger onion flavor.
- Garlic-you'll need fresh garlic, peeled. You can skip the garlic if you're not a fan or go with one clove instead of two for a hint of garlic flavor.
- Cumin- adds depth of flavor. You could also do smoked paprika or chipotle chili powder for a smoky flavor or ancho chili powder as an alternative.
- Salt- increases the concentration of flavors.
How To Make Salsa In A Vitamix
Step 1. Place the tomato quarters, jalapeño, garlic (if using), onion, cilantro, lime juice, and spices into the Vitamix blender canister and secure lid.
Step 2. Blend on the lowest speed-Variable #1, then quickly bump to Variable #2 using a tamper to push ingredients into the blade.
Blend until desired consistency is reached (I like mine a little chunky).
Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.
- Make sure to blend the salsa on low speed in order to get the desired texture (chunky salsa won't take long), and use the tamper to press the vegetables into the blades.
Place leftover salsa in a mason jar or airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. However, it probably won't last that long. 😉
If you don't have a Vitamix or high-powered blender you can make easy homemade salsa in a food processor. Place the tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, garlic, and cilantro into the food processor and pulse until the desired texture is achieved. Stir in remaining ingredients until mixed.
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- 5 Roma Tomatoes cut into quarters- I used 5 med-large Roma tomatoes. You can go with 6 if they are on the smaller side.
- ½ onion chopped into four pieces- I go with sweet onion, but use your favorite variety for salsa
- 1 jalapeno stem removed, sliced in half and seeded- feel free to keep the seeds for extra spicy salsa!
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro stems removed, packed
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice about 1 large lime juiced
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
- Place the tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, and spices into the Vitamix canister and secure lid. Blend on Variable #1, then quickly bump to Variable #2 using a tamper to push ingredients into the blade.
- Blend until desired texture is reached (I like mine a little chunky).
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