You will never be able to eat salsa from the jar again after you try this easy recipe for homemade salsa!
Have you ever tried to make homemade salsa?
I did a few years ago and it really didn’t come out too good. But then one night I was at my friend Jani’s house and she made the most delicious homemade salsa recipe ever. I had to get the recipe and was completely surprised with one ingredient…cilantro.
I even questioned Jani and she said, “You need to use cilantro. Do not substitute.” At the time I didn’t think I even liked cilantro, but I guess I was wrong because I love this salsa recipe and cilantro is the main herb used.
The Best Homemade Salsa Recipe
This recipe really is best for chips or on top of tacos. It’s perfect to put out for guests with a big basket of chips and you can sit around the table chatting and catching up with each other.
Don’t be surprised if you run out of chips! So make sure you buy two bags when you plan on making this recipe. You can also serve this homemade salsa recipe spooned over grilled chicken, or even on top of a baked potato.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Food Processor – you will need to use a full sized food processor for this recipe. If you do have a smaller one, please work in batches.
- Lime Juicer
- Garlic Press
How to Make Homemade Salsa
Make sure you print out the recipe below and save it for later!
- 1 can 28 ounce size Whole Tomatoes (do not drain)
- 2 cans 10 Ounce Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies)
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- 1 whole jalapeno quartered and sliced thin
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1/2 of a whole lime juiced
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you get the consistency you like.
- Taste to make sure you have enough seasonings. You could add more cilantro if needed.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
Let’s Get Cooking!
For this recipe it’s best to let your food processor do all the work. If you don’t have one, a blender will work but you’ll need to work in stages being careful not to over-stuff the blender.
Pulse until you get the consistency you like. Taste to make sure you have enough seasonings. You could add more cilantro if needed.
How to Serve Homemade Salsa
Serve with plenty of chips and enjoy! This salsa is also great if you want to serve it on top of grilled chicken.
How to Store Homemade Salsa
- Store any leftover homemade salsa in air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- You can also freeze the salsa in air-tight containers.
- Frozen salsa will last for up to 3 months, but it might be a bit watery when you defrost it, so it’s best to enjoy it fresh.
More Easy Appetizer Recipes:
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
- Homemade Queso Cheese Dip – no fake cheese!
- Mini Spinach and Bacon Quiche
- Homemade Guacamole
- Zucchini Pizza Bites – low calorie and low carb!
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 25Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 238mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
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