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Homemade Salsa in Five Minutes

by Capri Lilly

Make perfectly blended salsa at home in a matter of minutes with Roma tomatoes, red onions, jalapeno, habanero, and a few other simple ingredients. Perfect with tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos!

How to make homemade salsa

I am the only one who thinks salsa is perfect for any occasion!? I. Love. Salsa. What I like best about salsa are two things:

  1. It is SOOO easy to make at home. In five minutes you can have a homemade salsa filled with tons of flavor that will taste better than any store-bought salsa.
  2. Salsa is so versatile. Not only can you change the flavor of your salsa by adding smoked peppers or habaneros or using tomatillos, but salsa also goes with almost everything. Of course, you can enjoy it with tortilla chips, but you can also enjoy it on top of tacos, enchiladas, breakfast scramble, egg muffins, you name it!
salsa ingredients, tomatoes, jalapenos, habaneros, plus more

What will you need to make this Homemade Salsa Recipe?

  • 5 Roma Tomatoes
  • 8 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, chopped
  • 2 Habaneros, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1-2 Limes, juiced
how to make homemade salsa

How to make Delicious Homemade Salsa:

Place all the ingredients into a food processor in the order written above. Pulse the mixture 15-20 times, no more than 30 seconds total, or until there are no large chunks remaining. 

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Tips to make this the best salsa ever!

Tips to make this the best salsa ever!

  • Do not over blend the mixture because it can easily turn into a watery pulp.
  • If the salsa is too bitter (from the tomatoes) sprinkle a little sugar into the salsa to cut the bitterness. ~1/2 tsp

Foods to eat with your tasty homemade salsa!

Crispy Potato And Spicy Cauliflower Tacos

Zucchini Tacos + Ground Beef Tacos

Habanero Bison Burger

 

If you love this salsa you will love my Smokey Mango Salsa Recipe

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Here is a Quick Video to show you how to make this Delicious Homemade Salsa:

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5 from 16 votes

Delicious Homemade Salsa in Five Minutes!

This delicious homemade salsa recipe is a tried and true recipe. Make perfectly blended salsa at home with Roma tomatoes, red onions, jalapeno, habanero, and a few other simple ingredients. Perfect with tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Sauce or Marinade, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Mexican, Vegan
Keyword: Homemade Salsa, how to make homemade salsa, salsa recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 28kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 5 Roma Tomatoes
  • 8 oz Diced Tomatoes, (canned)
  • 1/2 Red Onion, chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, chopped
  • 2 Jalapenos, chopped
  • 2 Habaneros, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1-2 Limes, juiced

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor in the order written above
  • Pulse the mixture 15-20 times, no more than 30 seconds total, or until there are no large chunks remaining.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Video

Notes

Tips to make this the best salsa ever!
  • Do not over blend the mixture because it can easily turn into a watery pulp.
  • If the salsa is too bitter (from the tomatoes) sprinkle a little sugar into the salsa to cut the bitterness. ~1/2 tsp
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to week.

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32 comments

Erika June 12, 2020 - 4:28 pm

5 stars
Your salsa recipe is so light and refreshing. So delicious and the perfect dip for my tortilla chips and to top my tacos!

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Capri Lilly June 16, 2020 - 12:52 am

Thanks Erika!

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Jeanne @ Cooksister June 12, 2020 - 4:35 pm

5 stars
I love a homemade salsa – the flavours are always so much fresher and the store bought ones always lack texture… I love the idea of adding smokiness with roasted peppers- thanks for the inspiration!

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Capri Lilly June 16, 2020 - 12:52 am

Anytime! I am so happy you like!

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Beth June 12, 2020 - 5:00 pm

5 stars
This looks out of this world delicious! My husband and I love a good salsa! I can’t wait to try this!

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Tammy June 12, 2020 - 5:33 pm

5 stars
I’m so glad I found your post. I was wanting to make some salsa this weekend and I had some fresh tomatoes. Yum. Can’t wait!!

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Capri Lilly June 16, 2020 - 12:52 am

Hi Tammy! I hope you enjoy!

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Sandhya Ramakrishnan June 12, 2020 - 6:13 pm

5 stars
The canned tomatoes make a big difference in the flavor of the salsa. I love that you made it extra spicy using habanero pepper as well.

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Capri Lilly June 16, 2020 - 12:51 am

It’s just the right amount of spicy! Glad you like 🙂

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Emily Liao June 12, 2020 - 6:25 pm

5 stars
Love how easy this salsa was to make! And the flavors were delicious. Perfect for the next time I get together with friends.

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Sonila June 12, 2020 - 6:57 pm

5 stars
We love salsa in my house, homemade is always best. This recipe looks vibrant and so flavorful!! This is the best time of the year to make plenty of salsa with fresh ingredients and enjoy eating outdoors.

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Capri Lilly June 16, 2020 - 12:51 am

Hi Sonila! You’re so right! This is the perfect time for salsa! Hope you enjoy!

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Catalina June 12, 2020 - 7:16 pm

5 stars
Thank you for this easy and quick recipe. My family will love it for sure!

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Capri Lilly June 16, 2020 - 12:51 am

Hi Catalina! So glad you like!

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Star Traci June 12, 2020 - 8:00 pm

5 stars
I don’t come to cooking naturally but I’ve been trying to do more from scratch. This salsa looks amazing and I feel like I could do this! YAY! Thanks for sharing.

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Beth June 13, 2020 - 4:41 am

5 stars
We love salsa at our house. I’ll have to try your recipe soon!

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Brittany June 17, 2020 - 2:29 pm

5 stars
This salsa came together so easily and is just the right amount of spice. I did use 2 limes, but will reduce to 1 next time to reduce liquid and sweetness. The flavor is great, and is spicy enough to enjoy as a dip, but flavorful enough to serve on tacos and burrito bowls without muting all the other flavors.

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Capri Lilly June 19, 2020 - 12:15 am

Hi Brittany! I am so happy you like the recipe! 🙂

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Jeannette July 21, 2020 - 9:11 pm

5 stars
This salsa looks SO fresh and I just love how much tomato goes in it! The best part is I can have a fantastic dip in just 5 minutes. Yum!

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Mary July 21, 2020 - 10:38 pm

5 stars
I love basically all fresh salsa, so this was perfect for me! We loved it and will make it again!

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Capri Lilly July 21, 2020 - 11:46 pm

Hi Mary! I am glad you like the salsa!

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Jessica July 21, 2020 - 11:37 pm

5 stars
This is the best salsa recipe I’ve ever tried! It tastes great on everything 🙂 thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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Capri Lilly July 21, 2020 - 11:46 pm

Hi Jessica! You’re very welcome! I put this salsa on everything too. 🙂

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Kathryn Donangelo July 21, 2020 - 11:43 pm

5 stars
I love how easy and quick this salsa is!! I definitely will be making this again! Thank you!

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Capri Lilly July 21, 2020 - 11:45 pm

Hi Kathryn! I am so happy you enjoyed the salsa!

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Irina July 22, 2020 - 12:19 am

5 stars
Salsa recipe made in 5 minutes? Yes, I need it in my life!!! I am going to make it ASAP: just hope to get the same result as yours.:)

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Leah July 23, 2020 - 4:17 pm

Excited to give this recipe a try. My family loves salsa. Have you tried canning it?

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Capri Lilly July 23, 2020 - 7:32 pm

Hi Leah! I actually haven’t tried that yet. I will most definitely give it a try and update you! 🙂

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Bob August 31, 2020 - 12:41 pm

Any way to store it for longer than a week

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Capri Lilly August 31, 2020 - 11:50 pm

Hi Bob! If you store in an airtight container it will remain fresh for up to 10 days. Any longer and you run the risk of it becoming stale.

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