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Homemade Salsa Recipe

 Homemade salsa is made in a blender in 5 minutes! Fresh tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, lime juice, and cilantro make this easy salsa recipe the best salsa ever!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 16kcal
Author Amee


  • 3 Roma Tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped into quarters
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro stems removed
  • 1 clove garlic minced *optional
  • ½ onion chopped into four pieces
  • 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • For the Vitamix:
  • Place the tomatoes, jalapeño, garlic (if using), and cilantro into the Vitamix and blend on Variable #1 or 2 using a tamper to push ingredients into the blade.  Blend until desired texture is reached (I like mine a little chunky).  Stir in the lime juice, chopped onions, and spices. 
  • For the food processor:
  • Place the tomatoes, jalapeño, garlic (if using), and cilantro into the food processor and pulse until the desired texture is achieved.  Stir in remaining ingredients until mixed.
  • For chunkier salsa:
  • If you prefer a chunkier salsa texture, chop the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño and combine them in a medium-size bowl.  Stir in the lime juice, cumin, and salt. 


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 493IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg