Easy Homemade Salsa

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Easy Homemade Salsa is not just for snacking on with chips. You can put it on almost ANYTHING. Fresh and vibrant, this salsa has a kick that will knock your socks off.

Shot of a mason jar of homemade salsa, on a gray napkin with a few chips beside it.

As you can see from the photos below, making salsa is quick and easy. Just seven ingredients, and you literally just throw everything in the food processor and pulse. Done in a few secs. Easy peasy.

Yup, just SEVEN ingredients:

  1. tomatoes
  2. jalapeno
  3. red onion
  4. cilantro
  5. garlic
  6. freshly squeezed lime juice
  7. spices
Collage of 1) the tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, cilantro and spices, and 2) the food processor filled with the ingredients.

If you have a garden, be sure to use your home-grown tomatoes to make homemade salsa. I’ve tried to grow tomatoes in pots a couple of times. One year, I actually got about seven off of one plant. THAT was a big deal. Like I-had-a-party big deal. They usually just burn off as soon as July hits, so I’ve tabled tomato growing for now. Maybe if I tried a garden in the ground, I’d be successful. But then there is setting it up, bringing in dirt, planting, fertilizing, and watering. Lots of water.

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I’m going to stick to the grocery stores or farmer’s markets instead.

The flavors of this easy homemade salsa get better after several hours in the fridge. The two jars I made should last up to one week – if we don’t devour it all before then.

Use salsa in SO many other ways, besides for just chips.

Try it. You’ll like it, I promise!

Overhead shot of a small white bowl of homemade salsa, on a plate with Tostito chips.

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Make this salsa next: Homemade Salsa Verde

xoxo ~Sue

Shot of a mason jar of homemade salsa, on a gray napkin with a few chips beside it.

Easy Homemade Salsa

A fresh and vibrant flavored salsa with a spicy kick!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 pint sized jars
Calories: 40kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf


  • 6-7 large roma tomatoes (or any tomatoes in season) – cut in chunks
  • 2 large jalapeños – one with seeds, one without seeds
  • 1/4 medium red onion – cut in chunks
  • 1/2 cup cilantro – loosely packed
  • 3 cloves garlic – peeled
  • 1 lime – freshly squeezed
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • salt and pepper – to taste


  • Put all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until you have the right consistency.
  • Store in 2 jars or an air tight container in the fridge till serving. Lasts up to one week.


Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Vitamin C: 24.5mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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  1. Love the simple aspect of this recipe with only 7 ingredients. Plus, the taste is awesome and I really like to eat it during the summer with a beer!

  2. Very good and very spicy!! But you can make it less so with less Jalapeños!! 🙂

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      It’s got a serious kick!! Burns calories..:)

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