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Best Homemade Salsa Recipe

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This Homemade Salsa Recipe is restaurant quality that is made right in your blender! It only takes 5 minutes and has the most amazing flavor!

Close up of homemade salsa in a white bowl.

This Homemade Salsa Recipe is incredibly easy to make and can be stored in the fridge or freezer if you have any leftovers.

You’ll be amazed at how a simple blender salsa can provide restaurant-style flavors, perfect for adding as a topping to grilled meats, tacos, and other Mexican-inspired meals, or as a tasty appetizer; served along with crispy tortilla chips and guacamole!

Ingredients

If you loved my Pico De Gallo you are going to love this restaurant-style homemade salsa. It is very similar, with just a few ingredients swapped out to more of a salsa feel.

  • Tomatoes: Whole Canned Tomatoes in their Juices
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno
  • Onion
  • Lime
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sugar
Ingredients to make homemade salsa in a blender.

How To Make The Best Homemade Salsa In The Blender

  1. In a food processor or blender, add tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, cumin, salt, black pepper, sugar, and lime juice.
  2. Blend until you reach your desired consistency. Add more salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

How Do I Store This Homemade Salsa

This blender salsa can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container (like these glass jars) for up to 3 days from making.

Homemade salsa can also be easily stored in the freezer if you want to extend the shelf life. Store it either in an airtight container or a Ziploc bag for up to 2 months and when you decide to use it, simply thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.

A small white bowl of blender salsa in a larger bowl of chips.

Can I Make This Homemade Salsa Recipe Ahead Of Time?

Absolutely! You can make it in advance if stored in the refrigerator, or you can make it a few weeks in advance by storing it in the freezer until ready to use.

Despite being able to make this homemade salad ahead of time, if you really want a restaurant-style tasting salsa, then I advise that you actually enjoy it freshly made for maximum flavor.

Is This Blender Salsa Appropriate For Canning?

Unfortunately, it’s not. This recipe doesn’t involve cooking your ingredients on the stovetop or water bathing the salsa in a boiling water canner or similar setup. You need your salsa to have followed these processes to prevent the potential growth of bacteria for the duration of storage. 

What Can I Serve With Homemade Salsa?

Here are some of my favorite things to serve with blender salsa:

Homemade salsa on a chip.

Tips For Making This Homemade Salsa Recipe

  • When preparing your jalapeno pepper, it’s always a good idea to wear disposable gloves (like latex gloves). The gloves will protect the skin on your hands from burning or reacting to the jalapeno juices. But you still need to remember to avoid touching your face!
  • While I’ve removed the ribs and seeds from the jalapeno pepper, you can opt to leave them in if you are a lover of heat in your food.
  • Dicing the salsa ingredients finely does help to provide a smooth salsa but don’t get too caught up on this since your blender will do most of the heavy lifting.
  • The lime juice added to this blender salsa provides a fresh citrusy flavor but will also help to keep your salsa from browning. You may need to add in some additional lime juice if you intend storing the salsa instead of using it up immediately.
  • For an extra kick of heat, consider using canned tomatoes such as Ro-tel Tomatoes.

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Close up of homemade salsa in a white bowl.

Best Homemade Salsa Recipe

This Homemade Salsa Recipe is restaurant quality that is made right in your blender! It only takes 5 minutes and has the most amazing flavor!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 15 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 28 oz whole canned tomatoes with juice
  • ½ cup cilantro (fresh chopped, loosely packed)
  • 2 jalapeno (seeds and rib removed)
  • ¾ cup white onion (chopped into quarters)
  • tbsp lime juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor or blender, add tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, cumin, salt, black pepper, sugar, and lime juice.
  • Blend until you reach your desired consistency. Add more salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 15kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gSodium: 205mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
Keyword Blender Salsa, Homemade Salsa
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