Homemade Salsa


Homemade Salsa

There is nothing as flavorful and inviting as a bowl of fresh, homemade salsa. It’s just begging to have a crispy tortilla chip dunked inside. Homemade salsa is so much better than jarred salsa, it’s really not like the same food at all. Bonus: Homemade salsa is unbelievably quick and easy to make. Just throw the ingredients together, blend or process and you are done!

In this recipe, I use canned tomatoes, which have a very bright and fresh flavor and pair them with all fresh ingredients. When I can, I use San Marzano tomatoes for even better tomato flavor. If I can’t find San Marzano tomatoes, I use a good quality organic. I’m not always this picky, but in this case, the flavor of a better quality tomato will really shine through.

I’ve recently started deseeding the jalapeno in this recipe. Though I like my salsa spicy, whole jalapenos can vary greatly in heat level. I’ve occasionally had just one jalapeno make the salsa way too spicy to eat. I’ve found the flavor to be more consistent once the main source of heat, the seeds and the membranes, are removed.


5 from 2 votes
Homemade Salsa
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Easy homemade salsa with unbelievable flavor.
Course: Dip
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Author: Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil
  • 1 28 oz can of whole peeled tomatoes preferably San Marzano, drained
  • 1 jalapeno deseeded (optional)
  • 1/2 of a medium red onion
  • 1 fresh garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of loosely packed fresh cilantro or to taste
  • Juice from one lime
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse just until combined.





Homemade Salsa


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  1. I love a great salsa recipe. Thanks for posting! I’ve been experimenting with adding the pepper in adobo sauce to my salsa. Its a robust flavor!

  2. This salsa looks so good and easy! I just followed you on pinterest, can’t wait for more recipes!

  3. That looks PERFECT Melissa!

  4. LOVE homemade salsa; this sounds awesome Melissa! 🙂

  5. I love a homemade salsa! Yours sounds so delicious!

  6. This salsa looks incredible Melissa!

  7. I just made this tonight. It was great! I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned and I only used a small bit of the Jalapeno. It was just right. 🙂 (The fresh tomatoes made it look pink which is pretty funny. 🙂 ) Very tasty! 🙂 Thanks.


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